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June 4, 2011

June 9: Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, James Andrew Miller, co-author of a heavily anticipated oral history of ESPN, will read from and talk about his book. Then he'll be joined in a freewheeling discussion about the book and sports media by ESPN columnist Jemele Hill and Sports Illustrated sports-media writer Richard Deitsch.

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Event Details:

Le Poisson Rouge (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older. (Email varsityletters@gmail.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend.)

More on this month's authors:

James Andrew Miller, co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (Read an excerpt in GQ)
Read Gelf's interview with Miller

Joining Miller in a panel discussion about the book, the history and role of ESPN, and sports media:

•Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, sports media writer and adjunct at Columbia University's journalism school (see Deitsch's take on Those Guys Have All the Fun)
Read Gelf's interview with Deitsch

•ESPN columnist Jemele Hill
Read Gelf's interview with Hill

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge)

July 7

Steve Friedman, author of Driving Lessons: A Father, A Son, and the Healing Power of Golf (and a previous Varsity Letters guest)

•Sports Illustrated's Kostya Kennedy, author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

•Sports Media Guide's Steve Marantz, author of The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the '68 Racial Divide

August 4

•Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, erstwhile candidate for FIFA president (and a previous Varsity Letters guest)

•Other authors TBA

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