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9/9/19
2:31 PM
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New Yorkers! Tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine, boasts a trio of sports business reporters. Albert Chen of Sports Illustrated, Matthew Futterman of The New York Times, and Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated will all be reading. You should go! More information is available here.

2/11/19
1:45 PM
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New Yorkers! Tennis fans should check out the Varsity Letters reading series tonight, presented by Gelf Magazine. Speakers include former top-five player Julie Heldman, whose memoir Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey details her struggles with her mother and with mental health. Also: author Rowan Ricardo Phillips, recently

10/9/18
3:54 PM
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New Yorkers! If you like basketball, you should attend tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Speakers include Rafe Bartholomew, who, along with Jackie MacMullan and Dan Klores, wrote the book Basketball: A Love Story to accompany ESPN’s documentary series of the same name. Also on the

6/18/18
1:30 PM
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New Yorkers! Tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine, will feature Dave Zirin and Mike Pesca discussing their latest books. Details here.

6/4/18
3:30 PM
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New Yorkers! There’s a special World Cup edition of the Varsity Letters reading series tonight, presented by Gelf Magazine. SI’s Grant Wahl will be talking about his new book and everything soccer. Details here.

8/16/17
2:17 PM
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New Yorkers! If you like good sports writing, head to tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. David Gessner will be there to talk about ultimate frisbee, Steve Rushin will be discussing his memoir, and Rafi Kohan will be talking about stadiums. Details here.

7/12/16
2:16 PM
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New Yorkers! Tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine, is all about the Olympics. The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, Deadspin contributor and author Dvora Meyers, and author David Davis will all be reading. Go see them!

5/18/16
1:32 PM
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New Yorkers! Tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine, is going to be a great one. Ben Lindbergh will be reading from his excellent new book The Only Rule Is It Has To Work (excerpted here), and he will be joined by 538's Nate Silver, Allison McCann, and Oliver Roeder. ESPN the Magazine

4/18/16
1:59 PM
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New Yorkers! If you enjoy the Wall Street Journal’s sports section—and you should, because it’s one of the best in the country—then you need to attend tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Past and present staffers will be paying tribute to Sam Walker, who is moving on after editing the

3/22/16
1:42 PM
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New Yorkers! If you like basketball, you should definitely attend tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. SI senior writer Alexander Wolff will be there to discuss his new book, The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama. He’ll be joined by Shawn Fury, author of Rise and Fire:

12/14/15
2:31 PM
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Are you a Mets fan? Are you finally ready to talk about this past season, and that World Series defeat? Then head on down to tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. The Mets-themed evening will feature readings from Jared Diamond, David Roth, and Greg Prince. It should be a great time.

11/23/15
2:04 PM
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New Yorkers! Are you sad that Grantland is dead? Of course you are! The good news is that tonight’s Varsity Letters reading, presented by Gelf Magazine, is a Grantland Appreciation Night. A bunch of your favorite Grantland writers will be reading, so go say hi. If you want to go, RSVP here.

10/12/15
3:11 PM
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New Yorkers! Tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine, should be a good one. It’s Madden-themed, so 538’s Walt Hickey and Neil Paine will be there to discuss their story on how the game gets made, and SB Nation’s Jon Bois will talk about his Breaking Madden series. More details here.

9/30/15
2:54 PM
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New Yorkers! You should definitely go to tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. ESPN’s Wright Thompson and Seth Wickersham will both be reading, so get yourself there by 7:00 pm. Details here.

6/15/15
4:40 PM
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New Yorkers! If you like horse racing and good sportswriting, you should attend tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Joe Drape, who covers horse racing for The New York Times, and Pia Catton, who covers the sport for the Wall Street Journal, will be participating in a panel discussion.

4/23/15
4:07 PM
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Hey, New Yorkers! If you’re a baseball fan, you should mosey on over to tonight’s Varsity Letters reading series, presented by Gelf Magazine. Ed Lucas, a blind broadcaster, and his son Chris will be speaking, as will Mets blogger and Baseball Miscellany author Matthew Silverman. Click here for details.

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