Check out a snippet of "Varsity Letters Interviews, the Quickish Way" by David Goldenberg below:
Varsity Letters, New York's sports reading series, is turning five this year. On the first Thursday of almost every month since spring 2006, three sportswriters have read from and talked about their work before a crowd of sports fans, book fans, and people who just wandered in—a format that doesn't exist anywhere else (that we know of—if you're hosting your own version of Varsity Letters in San Francisco, Sao Paolo, or anywhere else, please let us know; we'd like to be friends). Varsity Letters was founded by Dan Shanoff, who more recently has created the sports-info site Quickish. Gelf took over the reins at the end of 2006 and has been running with it since.More than 100 authors have joined the ranks of Varsity Letters alumni, some of them three, four, or five times over. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the series, Shanoff and Gelf are hosting more than a dozen friends of the series, including distinguished alumni and a few first-time speakers. Each one will speak for a few minutes about a defining moment in sports. In keeping with the brevity of their remarks, and the even briefer brevity of updates on Quickish, Gelf is forgoing full-length interviews with each, in favor of rapid-fire questionnaires with each—including, for those who haven't answered them before, the vital stats questions we subject all of our authors to.To read the full article, visit Gelf Magazine here!...and don't forget to join us on Thursday, February 3rd for Varsity Letters hosted by Carl Bialik & Dan Shanoff w/ Henry Abbott, Katie Baker & more! To learn more, click here!