Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series

A Conversation with Margaret Atwood

Author of The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26
Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts

Margaret Atwood has been sharing the power of the written word since publication of her first novel, The Edible Woman, in 1969. She has crafted more than 50 volumes of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature.

Atwood’s work has been published in more than 40 languages. She has garnered worldwide acclaim, recognized with the Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.

The critically acclaimed television version of her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale earned 54 Emmy nominations and 15 awards. The series has been renewed for a fifth season. The
dystopian work’s follow-up novel, The Testaments, sold out its initial half-million copy run, requiring two additional printings in just over a week and breaking first-day sales records for
Penguin Random House titles that year.

Other screen adaptations of Atwood’s literary favorites include the Netflix limited series Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, which Hulu has in development.

A Conversation with Margaret Atwood is free and open to the public. Seats are expected to fill quickly, so online reservations are strongly recommended.

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Two additional writers for the 2022 Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series will be announced at a later date.


Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony
Associate Professor/Chair Department of English
Wilkes University
Kirby Hall. Rm. 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4529

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