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Varsity Letters

April 21, 2010

May 6: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Binnie Klein, Kathy Orton, and Danny Peary will read from and talk about their work. Klein will describe her unlikely midlife transformation through boxing. Orton will chronicle the unsung hoopsters of the Ivy League, including this March's surprise success from Cornell. And Peary will chronicle the life of former home-run champ Roger Maris.

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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:

Binnie Klein, author of Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind (See a trailer for the book.)
Read Gelf's interview with Klein

Kathy Orton, author of Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League
Read Gelf's interview with Orton

Danny Peary, co-author of Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero
Read Gelf's interview with Peary

Upcoming Varsity Letters

June 3

Rafe Bartholomew, author of Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affairwith Basketball
Steven D. Stark and Harrison Stark, authors of World Cup 2010: The Indispensable Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics
Matthew Stevenson, co-editor of Rules of the Game: The Best Sports Writing from Harper's Magazine (American Retrospective)

July 1

Mark Hyman, author of Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids
Lewis Lapham, contributor to Rules of the Game: The Best Sports Writing from Harper's Magazine (American Retrospective), former editor of Harper's Magazine, and founder and editor of Lapham's Quarterly
Will Leitch, contributing editor at New York Magazine and founder/emeritus at Deadspin, and the author of Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball (and a Varsity Letters guest in March 2007, January 2008, and February 2009)

August 5
Beth Raymer, author of Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling
Joseph E. Wallace, author of Diamond Ruby: A Novel
•Another author TBA

September 2

Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and twice before a Varsity Letters guest
•Other authors TBA

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