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Varsity Letters

August 28, 2009

September 3: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns with an all-NFL night on Thursday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m, a week before the season kicks off. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Stefan Fatsis, Matt Shepatin, and Michael Tunison will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Fatsis will return to, and update, his tale of seeking to become a pro placekicker; Shepatin will relate some of the best NFL stories ever told; and Tunison will preach from his manifesto for football fans.

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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.
FREE!

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:

Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic: A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL and contributor to The Final Four of Everything (and twice a Varsity Letters guest)
Read Gelf's interview with Fatsis

Matthew Shepatin, author of Then Madden Said to Summerall: The Best NFL Stories Ever Told
Read Gelf's interview with Shepatin

Michael Tunison, a/k/a Christmas Ape at the NFL blog Kissing Suzy Kolber, author of The Football Fan's Manifesto and a previous Varsity Letters guest.
Read Gelf's interview with Tunison

Upcoming Varsity Letters

October 1: Baseball night

Joe Posnanski, newly of Sports Illustrated and author of The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds and a previous Varsity Letters guest
Jennifer Ring, author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
Larry Tye, author of Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

November 5

Authors TBA

December 3

David Maraniss, author of Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, and When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi
•Other authors TBA

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