Thursday, October 13 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
PEN New England Presents "Games People Play: Why Sportswriting Matters"

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From Hemingway to Ben Fountain's award-winning "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," the athletic arts have secured a place in American literature that reaches far beyond the box scores. Join our terrific fight card – author/journalists Jay Atkinson, Jaed Coffin and James Parker – as they explain how great sportswriting has inspired their own work. 

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Jay Atkinson

Called "the bard of New England toughness" by Men’s Health magazine, Jay Atkinson has published eight books, including "Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man" and "Ice Time." "Caveman Politics" was a national Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection; "Ice Time" was a Publishers... Read More →
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Jaed Coffin

Jaed Coffin is the author of "A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants," a memoir about the summer he spent as a monk in his mother’s native Thailand, and the forthcoming "Roughhouse Friday," which chronicles the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Alaska. He... Read More →
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James Parker

James Parker is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and editor of The Pilgrim, which features writing from the homeless community of downtown Boston.

Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Title Boxing Club 338 Newbury Street, Boston

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