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Varsity Letters

February 5, 2008

Gelf's Varsity Letters: 2/7 Interviews

Three sportswriters will be speaking spoke at a free Gelf event in New York on Thursday, January 3, at 8 p.m. Come by Thanks for coming by the Happy Ending Lounge to hear writers Ira Berkow, Cecil Harris, and Jay Neugeboren read from and discuss their writing.

Gelf is featuring interviews with the writers. Click on each author's name for the interview:

Ira Berkow of the New York Times, author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith (and Full Swing: Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer's Life

Cecil Harris, author of Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters (and a Varsity Letters guest in 2006)

Jay Neugeboren, author of Big Man (and the forthcoming 1940)

Here are photos of the night, courtesy Keith Huang.

Event Details:

Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
J/M/Z/F to Delancey
B/D to Grand Street
Look for the hot-pink awning with the words "Health Club" on it.

Doors open at 7:30.
Readings start at 8 sharp.

Copies of the books will be available for sale, courtesy Mobile Libris.

Questions? Suggestions for future readings? Email varsityletters@gmail.com.
Varsity Letters is on MySpace.

Upcoming events

March 6: Roger Director, author of I Dream in Blue: Life, Death, and the New York Giants; and other authors TBA.

April 3: Cait Murphy, author of Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History; and other authors TBA.

May 1, June 5, July 3: Authors TBA.

August 7: Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL; Aaron Schatz, editor of Pro Football Prospectus 2008: The Essential Guide to the 2008 Pro Football Season; and another author TBA.

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