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February 28, 2012

March 1: Varsity Letters March Madness

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., at The Gallery at LPR, with a night devoted to college basketball and coaching. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow (interview here) and literary agent Andrew Blauner (who has represented many Varsity Letters authors) will read selections from and discuss the Blauner-edited collection Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference. Also, Scott Pitoniak (interview here), author of Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story; and ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski (interview here), author of The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball, will read from and talk about their work.

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Event Details:

The Gallery at LPR (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, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email michael@gelfmagazine.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan)

April 5: Opening Day—Baseball Night

•New York Times columnist Dan Barry, author of Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game

Glenn Stout, author of the Seymour Medal-winning Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year; and editor of the Best American Sports Writing series since its inception in 1991.

•Another author TBA

May 3

Josh Dean, author of Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred

Mark Hyman, author of The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families and a previous Varsity Letters guest

•Another author TBA

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