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Margaret Atwood to address SMC campus

| Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bestselling author Margaret Atwood will deliver this year’s Christian Culture Lecture — an annual speaking event at the College that explores various dimensions of the humanities — in O’Laughlin Auditorium on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m., according to a College press release. Tickets can be retrieved from the O’Laughlin Box Office beginning today.

As the author of over 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, Atwood will bring vast experience and insight to her talk, titled “The Handmaid’s Tale: The Sources,” according to the release. Her 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” was recently adapted into a Hulu series, and one episode features a cameo by Atwood herself, the release states.

Chair of the department of humanistic studies — which coordinates the annual lecture — Laura Williamson Ambrose said in the release Atwood has wisdom to impart on the Saint Mary’s community.

“The campus is abuzz with excitement over Margaret Atwood’s visit,” she said in the release. “Her novels and other works have been mainstays in our classrooms for decades, and it is thrilling to have an opportunity to hear from her in person.”

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