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August 21, 2019 | Patti Mulligan

Photo of Margaret Atwood. 11.15.2019 - An Evening with Margaret Atwood. Presented by the GES Center and Friends of the Library. Learn more at

The GES Center is excited to announce our 2019 Signature Event,
in partnership with the Friends of the Library

An Evening with Margaret Atwood

Internationally-renowned author of The Handmaid’s Tale

Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:00-7:30 PM
State Ballroom, Talley Student Union, NC State

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, 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.


VIP Reception

Atwood_VIP_Reception.jpgImmediately following the public talk, members of the newly launched Friends of the GES Center, will have the opportunity to attend a VIP reception with Margaret Atwood.

Attendees of the VIP reception will also have the option of pre-purchasing a signed copy of one of the following works: The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx & Crake, or her upcoming novel, The Testaments. Copies of these and other works will be available for purchase (not signed) at the event. More information to follow.

Biennial Membership Levels

Please contact Sharon Stauffer at or (919) 515-2596 if you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Center.

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