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Host of KQED's Forum to Speak at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

By Geoff Towle, 02/07/17, 10:30AM PST


Dr. Krasny will be speaking and signing his newest book, Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means.

Michael Krasny, Host of KQED's Forum, to Speak at
the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
Saturday, February 18, 1:00 pm


(Santa Rosa, CA) Award-winning radio host and best-selling author Dr. Michael Krasny will kick off the new Bookshelf Author Series at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, February 18 at 1:00 pm. This series will offer the opportunity to meet and hear from some of today's top authors about their work, inspiration, and creative process.

Dr. Krasny will be speaking and signing his newest book, Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means. He is the host of KQED's Forum, a daily radio show focused on news, public affairs, and current events. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his broadcast journalism, Dr. Krasny is the author of several best-selling books, including Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest, Sound Ideas, and Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.

This series is free with Museum admission. Tickets are available starting at 10:00 am onFebruary 18 in person at the Museum cashier’s desk.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Bookshelf Author Series events with authors Lemony Snicket, creator of A Series of Unfortunate Events, on March 18; Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, on May 27; Paige Braddock, author of Jane’s World: The Case of the Mail Order Bride, on April 29; and Robb Armstrong, author of Fearless: A Cartoonist's Guide to Life, onMay 6.

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 Peanutscomic 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 thePeanuts characters.