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Varsity Letters

February 20, 2007

March 7: Varsity Letters Reading Series

New York's Varsity Letters sports reading series, the event for erudite sports fans and book lovers, returns on March 7 at 8 p.m. At this free monthly event at a hip Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf's Carl Bialik, writers from six top sports websites will read from and talk about their work, and take questions.

Online Writers, Offline

Henry Abbott, True Hoop
Jon Bois, Nick Dallamora, & Brandon Stroud, The Dugout
Jason Fry & Greg Prince, Faith and Fear in Flushing
Will Leitch, Deadspin
Dan Shanoff
Matt Ufford, With Leather

Check back here before the event for interviews with the writers.

Admission is FREE. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
J/M/Z/F to Delancey
B/D to Grand Street
Look for the hot-pink awning with the words "Health Club" on it.

Doors open at 7:30.
Readings start at 8 sharp.

Also, see interviews with the authors from our Feb. 7 reading.

Upcoming Varsity Letters events:

April 4: A baseball-themed Varsity Letters, three days after Opening Day. Scheduled to appear: Steven Goldman, co-author of Baseball Prospectus 2007: The Essential Guide to the 2007 Baseball Season; and Jonah Keri, co-author of Baseball Between the Numbers. And we'll hear some haikus from Baseball Haiku.

May 2: Mike Freeman, author of Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero; Jeremy Schaap, author of Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics; and Michael Weinreb, author of The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Genuises Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team.

June 6: Rus Bradburd, author of Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey in Irish Hoops; Donald Evans, author of Good Money After Bad; and another author TBA.

Note: There is no Varsity Letters in July, because the first Wednesday of the month is the 4th.

Questions? Suggestions for future readings? Email varsityletters@gmail.com
Varsity Letters is on MySpace.

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