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May 1, 2012

May 3: Varsity Letters Featuring Show Dogs, Youth Athletics, and Loving Sports

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., at The Gallery at LPR with a look at every corner of the sports world. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Josh Dean, Mark Hyman, and Matt Wasowski will read from and talk about their work. Dean (interview here) provides a behind-the-scenes look at competitive dog shows. Hyman (interview here) explores the problematically expensive side of youth sports. And Wasowski (interview here) explains why it's OK for everyone, even intellectuals and artists, to like sports.

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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.)

More on this month's authors:

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)

Matt Wasowski, host of New York City's Nerd Nite and author of It's Okay To Like Sports: How Women, Intellectuals, and Artists Can Find Cultural Value in Athletics

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

June 7

•Authors TBA

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