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Varsity Letters

May 31, 2009

June 4: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns to New York on Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m, with a night dedicated to baseball and tennis. At this free monthly event at a DUMBO art gallery, hosted by Gelf, Bob Luke, Jeff Pearlman, and Jon Wertheim will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Luke relates the history of a storied Negro League team and its ties with its hometown of Baltimore and its people. Pearlman is the biographer of fallen baseball hero Roger Clemens. And Wertheim examines the most fascinating rivalry in sports, between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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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 (Google Maps, Outside.In)
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.
FREE!

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:

Bob Luke, author of The Baltimore Elite Giants: Sport and Society in the Age of Negro League Baseball
Read Gelf's interview with Luke
Jeff Pearlman, author of The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality and a previous Varsity Letters guest.
Read Gelf's interview with Pearlman
Jon Wertheim, author of Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played, hot off the presses in time for Varsity Letters (twice before, Wertheim was a Varsity Letters guest)
Listen to an interview with Wertheim by Gelf's Hack and Flack, and read Gelf's interview with Wertheim

Upcoming Varsity Letters

July 2

Michael O'Keeffe and other members of the New York Daily News sports investigative team, authors of American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime and twice previously Varsity Letters guests.
Scott Price, author of Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America and twice a Varsity Letters guest.
Selena Roberts, author of A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez.

August 6

•ESPN's Wright Thompson, a previous Varsity Letters guest.
Grant Wahl, author of The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America
Bruce Weber, author of As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires

September 3: NFL Night

Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFLVarsity Letters guest)
Matt Shepatin, author of Then Madden Said to Summerall: The Best NFL Stories Ever Told
•Another author TBA.

October 1

Jennifer Ring, author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
•Other authors TBA

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