Thursday, January 6, 2011

Margaret Atwood at Western - January 19th, 2011

Margaret Atwood will be speaking on January 19th, 2011 at 7 PM in Alumni Hall at The University of Western Ontario. oors will open at 6:15pm. This event is $15 including tax for UWO students, and $25 including tax for non-students.  For directions to UWO, location of Alumni Hall, and for parking locations, please visit http://www.uwo.ca/parking.

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.usc-online.ca/special_events.asp.  Tickets can also be purchased through the InfoSource in the University Community Centre, UWO. 

Margaret Atwood is a giant of modern literature who has anticipated, explored, satirized and even changed the popular preoccupations of our time. The Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin, Atwood is the rare writer whose work is adored by the public, acclaimed by the critics, and studied on university campuses around the world. Though her subject matter varies, the precision crafting of her language gives her body of work a sensibility entirely its own.
Based out of Toronto, Atwood has written over forty classic books, which have been translated into over thirty languages. Her novels include Alias Grace, Life Before Man, Oryx and Crake and 2008's Moral Disorder. Her major awards include The Giller and The Governor General's Award (Canada); The Booker Prize (UK); The Dashiell Hammett Award (United States); and the Le Chevalier dans l'Ordre de Arts et Les Lettres (France).

Ms. Atwood’s visit to Western will not only be an unforgettable experience for Arts and Humanities students, but is sure to draw the attention of the entire student body, university faculty, staff, and the greater London community.

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