CAHI is delighted to present acclaimed Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood as a Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Speaker on Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater. Ms. Atwood will give a public presentation and reading, and will be available to sign books.
Update: Although tickets for the event are now sold out, those waiting in line at the theater will be invited to fill empty seats ten minutes before the event begins.
Following Ms. Atwood’s presentation at the Buskirk Chumley, CAHI will hold a students-only meeting with her at the Whittenberger Auditorium on Wednesday, February 4, at 10:00am. We hope you will encourage your students to attend. There will also be a small academic symposium on her work during the last week of January (more details coming soon). Since September, CAHI has hosted a monthly reading group exploring her books, essays, and poetry.
A winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction. She is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic, and Estonian. In 2004, she co-invented the LongPen, a remote signing device that allows someone to write in ink anywhere in the world via tablet PC and the Internet. She is also a popular personality on Twitter, with over 600,000 followers. HBO is currently teaming with director Darren Aronofsky to develop a series based on her “MaddAddamm” trilogy.
Funding for Ms. Atwood’s visit is made possible through the generous assistance of the Ruth N. Halls Fund and the College of Arts & Sciences.