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Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket), And Then? And Then? What Else?

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Sun, 05/19/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
New Prospect Theatre
207 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us for a bold, candid, vulnerable, and entertaining memoir of a literary life by the writer otherwise known as Lemony Snicket.

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Register today to hear some amazing tunes from Louis Ledford & Norah McLaughlin, and to get your hands on Daniel Handler's brand new book before its release date!

Part memoir, part inspiration for aspiring writers, And Then? And Then? What Else? traces Daniel Handler's sometimes challenging and often amusing path toward one of the most spectacularly successful writing careers of the twenty-first century. Declaring his love of strange literature, Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil in particular, Handler reflects on the life experiences—some of them deeply personal and revealed for the first time—and the cultural influences that shaped his writing, both under his own name and as Lemony Snicket, the lonely, beleaguered, somehow both cynical and romantic narrator of the beloved thirteen-volume saga of three unlucky orphans that became one of the best-selling series of all time. Inspiring, revelatory, and entertaining, And Then? And Then? What Else? is destined to become a classic of its genre, every bit as influential as Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings or Stephen King's On Writing have been on previous generations.

Daniel Handler is the author of seven novels, including Why We Broke Up, We Are Pirates, All The Dirty Parts and Bottle Grove. His new book on writing And Then? And Then? What Else? is forthcoming from Liverlight/W.W. Norton in 2024. As Lemony Snicket, he is responsible for numerous books for children, including the thirteen-volume A Series of Unfortunate Events, the four-volume All the Wrong Questions, and The Dark, which won the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Mr. Snicket's first book for readers of all ages, Poison for Breakfast, was published by Liveright/W.W. Norton in 2021.

Handler has received commissions from the San Francisco Symphony, Berkeley Reperatory Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has collaborated with artist Maira Kalman on a series of books for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and with musicians Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields), Benjamin Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie), Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists) and Torquil Campbell (of Stars).

His books have sold more than 70 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages, and have been adapted for film, stage and television, including the recent adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events for which he was awarded both the Peabody and the Writers Guild of America awards.

He lives in San Francisco with the illustrator Lisa Brown, to whom he is married and with whom he has collaborated on several books and one son.

Louis Ledford and Norah McLaughlin specialize in harmony singing not unlike the Everly's, Simon and Garfunkle, or Gram with Emmylou.

The songs are by Ledford, some of his friends as well as choice covers that you or your grandparents have never heard played quite like this before.

Louis Ledford has written, recorded and performed music for decades. The verdant fields of Virginia, the fragrant wards of New Orleans and most recently, the drizzly climes of Bellingham, WA have all been home.

Norah McLaughlin has been performing since she was a Whatcom County Kid in many wonderful bands including Kitty Kitty, Alamo Social Club and Yogoman Burning Band.


Doors open at 6:30

 

 

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And Then? And Then? What Else? By Daniel Handler, Lemony Snicket Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781324090601
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright - May 21st, 2024

The Flowers of Evil: (Les Fleurs du Mal) By Charles Baudelaire, Aaron Poochigian (Translated by), Dana Gioia (Introduction by), Daniel Handler (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Charles Baudelaire, Aaron Poochigian (Translated by), Dana Gioia (Introduction by), Daniel Handler (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324092919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - April 18th, 2023

Why We Broke Up By Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316127264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2013

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

Poison for Breakfast By Lemony Snicket Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324090625
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - August 31st, 2021

The Dark By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

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