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Varsity Letters

June 21, 2010

July 1: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Mark Hyman, Elias Altman, and Will Leitch will read from and talk about their work. Hyman will examine youth sports and their dangers. Altman will bring stories from the latest, sports-themed issue of Lapham's Quarterly. And Leitch will discuss father-son relationships around baseball.

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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 7:00.
Event starts at 7:30.

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:

Mark Hyman, author of Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids
Read Gelf's interview with Hyman

Elias Altman, an editor of Lapham's Quarterly (Lewis Lapham is ill and unable to attend)
Read Gelf's interview with Lewis Lapham

Will Leitch, contributing editor at New York Magazine and founder/emeritus at Deadspin, and the author of Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball (and a Varsity Letters guest in March 2007, January 2008, and February 2009)
Read Gelf's interview with Leitch

Upcoming Varsity Letters

August 5

Beth Raymer, author of Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling
Joseph E. Wallace, author of Diamond Ruby: A Novel
Paul Solotaroff, author of The Body Shop: Parties, Pills, and Pumping Iron—Or, My Life in the Age of Muscle

September 2

Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and twice before a Varsity Letters guest
•Another author TBA

October 7

Jay Jennings, author of Carry the Rock: Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City
•Other authors TBA

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