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The Other NBA: Writers vs. Publishers

June 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The most storied basketball game in literary history returns on June 15!

The Other NBA 2016, presented by Out of Print and Litsy, features award-winning writers defending their title against publishing powerhouses, including Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jonny Diamond, Katie Freeman, Alex Gilvarry, Mitchell S. Jackson, Chris Jackson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Kristen Radtke, and Tina “The Other Michael” Jordan. (Full roster below.)

All proceeds will support BookUp, the National Book Foundation’s reading program for underserved youth, which recently launched its first site for LGBTQ readers.

Beer is lovingly provided by The Brooklyn Brewery. Wine is generously donated by Archer Roose. And snacks are graciously provided Shake Shack. (The food is free at halftime, and beverages are available throughout the game with a suggested donation.)

Writers team:
Reginald Dwayne Betts (Bastards of the Reagan Era)
Natalie Diaz (When My Brother Was an Aztec)
Alex Gilvarry (From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant)
Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years)
Jeffrey McDaniel (Chapel of Inadvertent Joy)
Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife)
Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Heaven)
Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This)
Coach: Dan P Sheehan

Publishers team:
Stephanie Anderson (Darien Library)
Jonny Diamond (Literary Hub)
Katie Freeman (Riverhead)
Chris Jackson (One World)
Tina Jordan (Association of American Publishers)
Steph Opitz (Marie Claire)
Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly)
Matt Ringler (Scholastic)
Jon Schulman (Word Bookstore)
Coach: Lisa Lucas

Announcers:
Jason Diamond (Men’s Journal)
Yahdon Israel (#LiterarySwag)
Lincoln Michel (Upright Beasts)
Kevin Minh-Huy Nguyen (Google Books)

Referees:
Dave Hatchett
Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
Paul W. Morris (PEN)

Contact: Benjamin Samuel at bsamuel@nationalbook.org

Details

Date:
June 15, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

St. Francis College gym
180 Remsen St (Between Clinton and Court St)
Brooklyn, New York 11201

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