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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

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 an interview and presentation and then be available to sign books.

In advance of Ms. Atwood’s visit, CAHI is holding an academic symposium dedicated to her writing (featuring student, faculty, and visiting faculty scholarship). Beginning today, the Lilly Library is hosting an exhibition of her work and its influences, and this weekend the IU Cinema is screening The Handmaid’s Tale. Next week, following Ms. Atwood’s presentation at the Buskirk-Chumley, she will hold a students-only meeting at the Whittenberger Auditorium. Please see our complete calendar of events below:

The Speculative Worlds of Margaret Atwood
An Exhibition at the Lilly Library
Wednesday, January 28 - February 20

Between Activism and Apocalypse: The Work of Margaret Atwood
Academic Conference
Thursday, January 29
10:00am - 4:15pm at the IMU Oak Room

The Handmaid’s Tale
Film Screening
Sunday, February 1
6:30pm at the IU Cinema

An Evening with Margaret Atwood (SOLD OUT)
Interview and Presentation by Ms. Atwood
Tuesday, February 3
7:00pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

(Although tickets for the Feb. 3 event are sold out, those waiting in line at the theater will be invited to fill any available empty seats ten minutes before the event begins.)

Student Discussion with Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, February 4
10:00am - 11:00am at the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium

Margaret Atwood, photo credit: George Whiteside
(Photo of Margaret Atwood by George Whiteside.)

A winner of many literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood is the beloved 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.

Please contact cahi@indiana.edu with any queries.

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