An Evening with Margaret Atwood (Sold Out)
- Dates: November 15, 2019
- Venue: Ballroom, Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University
- Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
- Address: 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh, NC 27695
- Times: 6-7:30pm
- Admission: $30
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 (including The Handmaid's Tale), Atwood’s writing has proved as timeless as it is prophetic. 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.
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.