Let’s talk Margaret Atwood on May 23

Book discussion in advance of author’s visit to campus in November

Book discussion in advance of author’s visit to campus in November

Join Dr. Margaret Simon from NC State's Department of English for a Read Smart discussion of Margaret Atwood's novel Hag-Seed, a modern retelling story of William Shakespeare's “The Tempest,” on Thursday, May 23 from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Regional Library (1930 Clark Avenue). The event is free and open to the public.

This book was selected as part of the Read Smart program in anticipation of Margaret Atwood’s visit to NC State on Friday, November 15 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the State Ballroom at the Talley Student Union. During An Evening with Margaret Atwood, the author will read from and discuss her 2003 novel Oryx & Crake. Event details and ticket information are forthcoming.

A true literary legend with over 50 novels, Atwood’s writing has proved as timeless as it is prophetic. Ms. Atwood has been described as the most important living author of our time. For instance, The Handmaid’s Tale—currently an Emmy-award winning Hulu series—feels as relevant today as it was when published in 1985. She has won numerous awards and honors including the Man Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Read Smart is a series of informal discussions of the latest popular books moderated by members of NC State’s faculty. The series is a partnership between the Cameron Village Regional Library and the NC State University Libraries.

Marian Fragola, Director of Public Programming and Outreach