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Varsity Letters

March 1, 2010

March 4: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Mark Bechtel, Wright Thompson, and Seth Wickersham will read from and talk about their work. Bechtel is the author of a book about Nascar's historic, rowdy, transformational 1979 season. Thompson is ESPN's master craftsman of long-form sportswriting. And his colleague Wickersham covers the personalities and issues behind the NFL.

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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 (Official site, map)
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.

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:

Mark Bechtel, author of He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin', Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map
Read Gelf's interview with Bechtel

•ESPN's Wright Thompson, twice before a Varsity Letters guest. Among his recent subjects: a boxer who fought Muhammad Ali, then went missing.
Read Gelf's interview with Thompson

•ESPN writer Seth Wickersham, a previous Varsity Letters guest. Among his recent subjects: racehorse euthanasia and stadium anthems.
Read Gelf's interview with Wickersham

Upcoming Varsity Letters

April 1

Lee Lowenfish, author of The Imperfect Diamond: A History of Baseball's Labor Wars and a previous Varsity Letters guest
Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Emma Span, author of 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales From the Edge of Baseball Fandom

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