Monday, May 4, 2009

Hockey Night in Brooklyn

Notice of an interesting event came through my inbox today and I thought I'd pass it along.

This Thursday evening, May 7, Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series will host an all-hockey night at an art gallery in DUMBO.

The panel includes Jason Cohen, author of Zamboni Rodeo: Chasing Hockey Dreams for Austin to Albuquerque; Jeff Z. Klein, biographer of Mark Messier and blogger for Slap Shot, the hockey blog of The New York Times; and Laura Robinson, author of Crossing the Line: Violence and Sexual Assault in Canada's National Sport.

This is a FREE event. Doors open at 7 PM for a 7:30 start time. Please see the link in the second paragraph for details about the location and interviews with the panelists.

In the interviews, Cohen discusses life in minor league hockey after spending time following the Austin Ice Bats; Klein speaks to whether his book The Death of Hockey was premature; and Robinson speaks about hockey's lingering sexual abuse and misogyny problems.

That's probably about all you'll get for local hockey activity on this particular Thursday in May. Unless, of course, you're on the ice yourself!

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