Friday, March 08, 2013
Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers to host author Margaret Atwood
The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will present “An Evening with Margaret Atwood” on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Tulsa.
The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers will also present Atwood with the Ambassador Award, which is presented to writers whose words have resonated with readers throughout the world.
“Margaret Atwood is one of the great literary voices of our time and we’re honored that she will be accepting our Ambassador Award,” said Teresa Miller, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers. “She crosses boundaries with vision and grace.”
Atwood, a Canadian writer, has an extensive literary career that includes novels, short stories, poetry, children’s books, non-fiction works and movies. She is best known for her novels, including The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin. MaddAddam, the final novel in her apocalyptic trilogy that includes Oryz and Crake and The Year of the Flood, is set to be released this fall.
During the course of her career, Atwood has received numerous accolades, including the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author award.
“An Evening with Margaret Atwood” is part of the Tulsa Reads program, a partnership between the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, Tulsa Town Hall, Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa World.
Tickets to the event are $15. Student tickets are available for $5. Tickets may be purchased in person at the PAC box office, online at myticketoffice.com or by calling 918-596-7111.
For more information about the event, contact Miller at 918-594-8215.