Due to recently tightened Canadian restrictions on travel because of the Omicron variant, Ms. Atwood will be joining us on February 6th by Zoom projected on the stage of the UNCG Auditorium, rather than in-person.
- Part I of this program will be a live presentation of performance pieces created by UNCG Faculty and Students in dance, music, and theatre and inspired by the poetry and prose of Margaret Atwood.
- Part 2 of this program will be Margaret Atwood’s response to the performances and a moderated audience question–and–answer session with Ms. Atwood via Zoom.
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This event is co-sponsored by University Libraries
Join us as UNC Greensboro’s Concert and Lecture Series’ 109th season presents Margaret Atwood—one of the world’s most important and influential writers whose novels, poetry, and films have proven relevant time and again.
The first half of the evening will feature collaborative art inspired by Ms. Atwood’s writing, created and performed by UNCG faculty and students. The second half will be a moderated conversation with the author.
Margaret Atwood’s appearance is one of the headline events in the University’s year-long collaboration of She Can/We Can, which examines the actions leading up to and past the 19th amendment and how they affect equity and equality today. Ms. Atwood’s stunning works are a remarkable observation of who we are, and if we are not careful, where we are going.
Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College.
Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto.