Lemony Snicket

in conversation with Jon Scieszka

Saturday, October 2nd, 1:00 pm Central   

The master of the witty, dark children’s novel is back . . . join us as we have Poison for Breakfast for lunch!

The death of the author was never this much fun! Join beloved children’s novelist Lemony Snicket as we celebrate his return with Poison for Breakfast, in which the author and narrator solves . . . his own murder? Come find out more in this bound to be rollicking discussion with fellow favorite Jon Scieszka! This event will be ASL interpreted.

Free to attend, registration required. We hope to “see” you there!


A copy of the book, which includes a bookplate SIGNED by Lemony Snicket, can be purchased in advance using the button below! Books are provided by Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul; purchasing here helps support them AND Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival—thank you!

Pick up Poison for Breakfast

PRICE: $19

$19 BOOK PURCHASE with Local Pickup at Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN (price includes sales tax)

Ship Poison for Breakfast

PRICE: $22

BOOK PURCHASE plus $3 shipping to your location (U.S. only, price includes sales tax)

Praise for Poison for Breakfast:

Daniel Handler has crafted a perfect gem of a true philosophical treatise hidden in a Snicket mystery. I loved every savory bit of it.

—Jon Scieszka

About the Presenters:

photo by Meredith Heuer

Lemony Snicket is the author of far too many books, including the four- volume All the Wrong Questions and the thirteen-volume A Series of Unfortunate Events. When inconvenience or treachery prohibits him from making an appearance, Mr. Snicket is represented by Daniel Handler, author of seven unnerving novels himself. 


Jon Scieszka is best known for his bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man. He is also the founder of guysread.com and a champion force behind guyslisten.com, and was the first National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. He lives in the Catskills in New York.