Gelf returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge with a night devoted to the legacy of Muhammad Ali and the writing he inspired.
Robert Lipsyte, a longtime sportswriter who penned the fighter's New York Times obituary, will discuss what it was like to cover Ali. He'll be joined by Alex Belth, editor of Esquire Classic and curator for Deadspin's The Stacks, who'll read selections from some of the brilliant pieces of sports journalism Ali inspired. Brin-Jonathan Butler, who wrote and directed Ali vs Stevenson: The Greatest Fight That Never Was and authored The Domino Diaries, will speak as well.
Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email email@example.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)
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