Meet best-selling author Lemony Snicket, creator of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has recently been adapted into a Netflix original series starring Neil Patrick Harris. The series has been renewed and season two is already in production.
Mr. Snicket, a longtime fan of Charles Schulz, will talk about his admiration for Peanuts and other topics relating to despair on Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 pm at the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
Tickets are free with Museum admission and available on a first come, first serve basis at the Museum starting at 10:00 am on the day of the event.
A Series of Unfortunate Events includes 13 books that have garnered numerous awards, including three IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Awards, a best book prize at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and a 2006 Quill Book Award, among others. Mr. Snicket is also the author of All the Wrong Questions, which is a prequel to A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Basic Eight.
Look for the following upcoming Bookshelf Author Series events:
• Paige Braddock, author of Jane’s World: The Case of the Mail Order Bride, on April 29
• Robb Armstrong, author of Fearless: A Cartoonist's Guide to Life, on May 6
• Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, on May 27
• Peter Coyote, author of The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education, June 24
• Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why, September 2
The Bookshelf Author Series is being offered in conjunction with the Schulz Museum’s newest exhibition, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, which opened January 28 and runs through September 10, 2017. This exhibition explores Charles Schulz’s love of literature, displays rarely seen books from his personal library collection, and highlights many Peanuts comic strips where books and writing appear in the everyday lives of his characters. The now habitually parodied phrase, “It was a dark and stormy night,” found new life with Schulz, who used the opener in his portrayal of Snoopy as the World Famous Author. Visitors can share in Snoopy’s experience and step into the paw prints of the World Famous Author through an interactive typing display.
About the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center:
The Charles M. Schulz Museum opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. The museum carries out this mission through changing exhibitions and programming that: build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art; illustrate the scope of Schulz’s multi-faceted career; communicate the stories, inspirations and influences of Charles Schulz; and celebrate the life of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts characters.
LOCATION The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located 56 miles north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101. The Museum is located at 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403.
HOURS Weekdays Monday thru Friday (except Tuesdays*) 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm *Closed Tuesdays from Labor Day through Memorial Day
ADMISSION FEES Free – Museum Members, Children 3 and under $5.00 – Children 4-18, and college students with valid ID card $8.00 – Seniors 62+ with valid ID card $12.00 – Adults