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.
Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are under 21 and would like to attend.)
More on this month's authors:
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
Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge)
•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
•Other authors TBA
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