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Varsity Letters

January 6, 2010

January 7: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, January 7, at 7 p.m. (an earlier start time so we can get out in time for most of the BCS championship game). At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Chris Ballard, Tom and Jerry Caraccioli, and Mike Vaccaro will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Ballard will provide a thinking fan's tour of the NBA, the Caraccioli brothers will recount the exploits of a forgotten medal-winning US hockey team, while Vaccaro will revisit a history-making World Series from a century ago.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

Admission is FREE. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

JLA Studios (Official site, map)
63 Pearl St (between Water St. and Front St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Next to the F train. Close to the A,C. Accessible by the 2,3.

Doors open at 6:30.
Event starts at 7:00.

Visit reBar, around the corner, afterward; attendees of Varsity Letters and other Gelf events get discounts on food and drink.

More on this month's authors:

Chris Ballard, author of The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA
Read Gelf's interview with Ballard

Tom Caraccioli and his brother Jerry Caraccioli, co-authors of Striking Silver: The Untold Story of America's Forgotten Hockey Team and previous Varsity Letters guests
Read Gelf's interview with the Caraccioli brothers

Mike Vaccaro, author of The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912
Read Gelf's interview with Vaccaro

Upcoming Varsity Letters

February 4

Chuck Klosterman, author of Eating the Dinosaur
Malcolm Gladwell, author of What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

March 4

Mark Bechtel, author of He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin', Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map
•Other authors TBA

April 1

Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

•Other authors TBA

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