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October 26, 2011

November 3: Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Stefan Fatsis, John Krewson, and Jeff Pearlman will read from and talk about their work. Fatsis's classic account of the competitive Scrabble world is now a 10th-anniversary edition. Krewson is sports editor of The Onion and co-editor of the satirical newspaper's new collection of its almost-ripped-from-the-sports-pages coverage. And Pearlman is the author of a new, complex, controversial biography of Walter Payton.

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Event Details:

Le Poisson Rouge (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 varsityletters@gmail.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:

Stefan Fatsis, freelance writer, Slate podcaster, and author of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players—now in a 10th anniversary edition with a new chapter. (Fatsis has three Varsity Letters appearances under his belt.)
Read Gelf's interview with Fatsis

John Krewson, the Onion's sports editor and co-editor of The Ecstasy of Defeat: Sports Reporting at Its Finest by the Editors of the Onion
Read Gelf's interview with Krewson

Jeff Pearlman, author of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton and four times before a Varsity Letters guest.
Read Gelf's interview with Pearlman

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge)

December 1

•New York Times columnist Harvey Araton, author of When the Garden Was Eden: Clyde, the Captain, Dollar Bill, and the Glory Days of the New York Knicks

•Other authors TBA

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