Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns to New York on Thursday, March 5, at 8 p.m. At this free monthly event at a Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf, Eric Angevine, Luke Winn, and John Hanc will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. It's March Madness night: Angevine is an editor of the college-basketball blog Storming the Floor, Winn covers the sport for Sports Illustrated, and Hanc will report on the other March Madness, the Antarctica Marathon.
Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
J/M/Z/F to Delancey
B/D to Grand Street
Look for the hot-pink awning with the words "Health Club" on it.
Doors open at 7:30.
Readings start at 8 sharp.
More on this month's authors:
•Eric Angevine from the college-hoops blog Storming the Floor
Read Gelf's interview with Angevine and fellow Storming the Floor editor Marco Anskis
•John Hanc, author of a book on the other March Madness: The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon
Read Gelf's interview with Hanc
Upcoming Varsity Letters
April 2: Baseball's back
•Alex Belth, creator of the blog Bronx Banter and author of Stepping Up: The Story of All-Star Curt Flood and His Fight for Baseball Players' Rights
•Greg Prince, Mets blogger and author of Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal
History of the New York Mets (and a Varsity Letters guest in March 2007)
•Matt McCarthy, author of Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit
•Mets poet Frank Messina, author of Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry
May 7: Hockey night in New York
•Laura Robinson, author of Crossing the Line: Violence and Sexual Assault in Canada's National Sport
Other authors TBA.
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