What do you call an empty hot dog?

A hollow weenie.

Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will share history, lore, puns and poems from his brand new book A Treasury of Halloween Humor. Along the way, he’ll share the biographies of your favorite monsters, including ghosts, skeletons, witches, Dracula, and Frankenstein.

Dr. Lederer invites you to purchase his brand new books, A Treasury of Halloween Humor and A Treasury of Christmas Humor, $13 each, for benefit of Oasis. Dr. Lederer will explain how to order your copies during the lecture.