Lemony Snicket Denied Guest Appearance at Academy of Art

Leah Garchik reports that Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) was not permitted to speak at Alan Kaufman’s class this past Tuesday. Kaufman had arranged for several people to attend in response to Jan Richman’s teaching contract not being renewed. Among the participants were Richman, Handler, David Greene of the First Amendment Project, and (I’m told) Matt Gonzalez. Security guards did not allow Handler to get through. I have a tremendous amount of independent information to process, but I hope to collect it over the weekend.