Daniel Handler

reads from

We Are Pirates:
A Novel

and is joined by JANAKA STUCKY and ELISA GABBERT
for an evening of Poets & Pirates

Co-sponsored by Mass Poetry

$5 tickets on sale now

This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
20
Friday
February 20, 2015
8:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store and Mass Poetry present an evening of "Poets & Pirates" with passionate supporter of poetry DANIEL HANDLER—otherwise known as the enigmatic Lemony Snicket—reading from his new novel for adults, We Are Pirates. Daniel will be joined by poets JANAKA STUCKY and ELISA GABBERT, presenting and discussing their work.

On Daniel Handler's We Are Pirates

A boat has gone missing. Goods have been stolen. There is blood in the water. It is the twenty-first century and a crew of pirates is terrorizing the San Francisco Bay.

Phil is a husband, a father, a struggling radio producer, and the owner of a large condo with a view of the water. But he'd like to be a rebel and a fortune hunter.

Gwen is his daughter. She's fourteen. She's a student, a swimmer, and a best friend. But she'd like to be an adventurer and an outlaw.

Phil teams up with his young, attractive assistant. They head for the open road, attending a conference to seal a deal.

Gwen teams up with a new, fierce friend and some restless souls. They head for the open sea, stealing a boat to hunt for treasure.

We Are Pirates is a novel about our desperate searches for happiness and freedom, about our wild journeys beyond the boundaries of our ordinary lives. 

Also, it's about a teenage girl who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home.

Daniel Handler
Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, and Why We Broke Up. As Lemony Snicket, he is responsible for many books for children, including the thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events and the four-book series All The Wrong Questions. He is married to the illustrator Lisa Brown, and lives with her and their son in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Meredith Heuer

Elisa Gabbert
Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert

Elisa Gabbert is the author of The French Exit, a collection of poetry, and, with Kathleen Rooney, co-author of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, a collection of collaborative poems. In addition to poetry, she writes about search engines, perfume, and other dangerous ideas. She is a founding member of Denver Poets' Theater and blogs at http://thefrenchexit.blogspot.com/.

Janaka Stucky
Janaka Stucky

Janaka Stucky

Janaka is practicing the perfection of effort through the pursuit of pugilism, while joyfully participating in the sorrows of the world. He is also the author of The World Will Deny It For You, Your Name Is the Only Freedom, and The Truth Is We Are Perfect. He likes his whiskey neat and his music dirty.

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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Mass Poetry: http://www.masspoetry.org/

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