Margaret Atwood Speaks
at IU Bloomington 2/3

Margaret Atwood. Photo by George Whiteside.

Margaret Atwood. Photo by George Whiteside.

A week of activities at IU Bloomington devoted to the work of Margaret Atwood will be capped by a visit with the author on February 3.

The Lilly Library hosts an exhibition of her work and its influences “The Speculative Worlds of Margaret Atwood” from January 28-February 20. Atwood’s work is displayed in the larger context of speculative fiction, showcasing treasures from the library’s collections, including rare first editions of her books, literature that inspired or was inspired by her work and early 20th-century science fiction pulp magazines.

On January 29 there will be a one-day academic conference dedicated to her writing, “Between Activism and Apocalypse: The Work of Margaret Atwood.”

And there will be a screening at IU Cinema of the film adaptation of her award-winning novel The Handmaid’s Tale on February 1. The film will screen at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets can be obtained at the IU Auditorium Box Office.

Then, the author herself will appear on February 3 for “An Evening With Margaret Atwood.” The next morning Atwood will give a public reading and conduct a Q&A with IU students from 10 to 11 a.m. at the IMU’s Whittenberger Auditorium.