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Varsity Letters

December 21, 2008

January 9: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns to New York on Friday, January 9, at 8 p.m. At this free monthly event at a Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf, John Capouya, George Kimball, and Seth Wickersham will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Capouya is the author of a biography about the outrageous pro wrestler Gorgeous George. Kimball's book chronicles the last great era in boxing. And Wickersham's NFL coverage for ESPN has delivered insight about pro-football players on and off the field. (See photos and videos from the event.)

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

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.

More on this month's authors:

•John Capouya is the author of Gorgeous George: The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture (Gelf's interview with Capouya)

George Kimball is the author of Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing (Gelf's interview with Kimball)

•ESPN writer Seth Wickersham, whose NFL articles have examined violence in the sport, players' affinity for guns, and the art of selecting good college quarterbacks (Gelf's interview with Wickersham)

Copies of the books will be available for sale, courtesy Mobile Libris. Questions? Suggestions for future readings? Email varsityletters@gmail.com.

Upcoming Varsity Letters

February 5:
David Harris, author of The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty
Will Leitch, author of God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (And How We Can Get It Back) (and a Varsity Letters guest in March 2007 and January 2008)
Jon Wertheim, author of Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC (and a Varsity Letters guest in September 2007)

March 5:
Authors TBA.

April 2:
Matt McCarthy, author of Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit
Other authors TBA.

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- Varsity Letters
- posted on Jan 08, 09
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