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Varsity Letters

August 23, 2010

September 2: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. At this monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Dan Epstein, Michael Weinreb, Dave Zirin will read from and talk about their work. Epstein will revisit the quirks and fun of 1970s baseball. Weinreb traces the roots of the modern athlete to the 1980s, his formative years as a sports fan. And Zirin will decry the owners who ruin sports.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

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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 7:00.
Event starts at 7:30.
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:

Dan Epstein, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s
Read Gelf's interview with Epstein

Michael Weinreb, author of Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Modern Athlete (and a Varsity Letters guest in May 2007)
Read Gelf's interview with Weinreb

Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and twice before a Varsity Letters guest (see a New York Daily News feature on Zirin's new book)
Read Gelf's interview with Zirin

Upcoming Varsity Letters

October 7

Alex Belth, editor of Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: 45 Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built (and a Varsity Letters guest in April 2009)
Jay Jennings, author of Carry the Rock: Race, Football, and the Soul of an American City
Matthew Shepatin, author of You Can't Catch Sunshine (and a Varsity Letters guest in September 2009)

November 4

Howard Bryant, author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
Dave Jamieson, author of Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry

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