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October 28, 2010

November 4: Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, November 4, at 7 p.m. At this monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Tommy Craggs, Dave Jamieson, and Howard Bryant will read from and talk about their work. Craggs will discuss his work at Deadspin, and how the media abuses Hank Aaron's legacy. Jamieson will track the rise and fall of the baseball-card industry. And Bryant will discuss his biography of Aaron.

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Event Details:

Jan Larsen Art (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 6:30.
Event starts at 7:00.
There is no admission charge, though your voluntary contribution will help defray the costs for this and other great Gelf events.

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:

Tommy Craggs, senior editor at Deadspin and author of this Slate piece on Hank Aaron and this SF Weekly feature on Joe Morgan and his odd view of modern baseball stats.
Read Gelf's interview with Craggs

Dave Jamieson, author of Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
Read Gelf's interview with Jamieson

Howard Bryant, author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
Read Gelf's interview with Bryant

November 30: A special Varsity Letters event

Join Gelf for a night at the theater. Gelf readers get a 30% discount on tickets to the Broadway play Lombardi, for the 90-minute performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, at the Circle in the Square Theatre, which is located on 50th Street, west of Broadway.

There's been an extension on the ticket discount. Tickets can be purchased before November 20 at lombardibroadway.com. Discount code is LOFNF506

The play, about Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, is based on the Lombardi biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author—and Varsity Letters alumnus—David Maraniss.

Stick around after the play to hear a discussion with Varsity Letters alumni Phil Hanrahan, author of Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans; and Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.

Upcoming Varsity Letters

December 2

Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry
•Other authors TBA

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