Word Works: Daniel Handler on "Writing As Burglary"

Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 7pm

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This event is SOLD OUT, but there will be a short waitlist at the door starting at 6:15 pm. If, by 7 pm, we have extra seats, we'll release those tickets starting at the top of the waitlist. For those waiting, the bar will be open, and if there is no space in the theater by 7, you are permitted to listen to the audio of the talk in the Hugo House Cabaret. 

Daniel Handler's talk will demonstrate how to read like a writer, rather than a reader, with an eye toward “stealing” the structures and other trickery of literature he admires. "There is stealth involved," he told us in an eerie voice, "as well as ruthlessness and careful planning." After the talk, Handler will participate in a Q&A with Hugo House's own Peter Mountford, and the audience will have a chance to ask questions.

  Daniel Handler is a columnist for The Believer where his “What the Swedes Read,” about reading one book by each Nobel Laureate, appears in each issue. His novel, We Are Pirates, and Hurry Up and Wait, co-authored with Maira Kalman, are new this spring and have inspired a flurry of events. In the fall, the final installment of Lemony Snicket’s All The Wrong Questions series will be published. Its sequel, "A Series of Unfortunate Events," is currently being developed by Netflix as an original series.