Friends of the Library Fall Reception: An Evening with Margaret Atwood

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Friday, November 15, 2019
6:00pm to 7:30pm

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  • State Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Event Description

It is impossible to talk about dystopian literature without mentioning Margaret Atwood, who has been described as the most important living author of our time. A true literary legend with over 50 novels, Atwood’s writing has proved as timeless as it is prophetic. 

Atwood has always possessed the uncanny ability to predict the future of technologies and society and nowhere is that more apparent than in her book Oryx and Crake (2003): covering a host of issues including genetic manipulation, corporate domination, and global pandemics. In her talk, Ms. Atwood will share her thoughts on how she uses literature to explore our genetic engineering futures, challenging the audience to think critically and engage with the world around them from different angles.

The VIP tickets for the Friends the Library pre-sale for this event have sold out. If you are interested in purchasing VIP tickets you can join a waitlist here

Tickets will also go on-sale to the public on September 13. See below for more information. 

Public Ticket Sale


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