The 2017-18 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series continues with an appearance by Margaret Atwood, best-selling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and other works.

The sold-out event will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel (1855 Ansel Road).

A limited number of free student tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Students can show their Case Western Reserve ID at the Tinkham Veale University Center’s first floor information desk to obtain a ticket to that evening’s event.

A free shuttle will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. to transport ticketed guests to the Maltz Performing Arts Center. Shuttles depart from the Tinkham Veale University Center Linsalata Entrance (Bellflower Road), and return shuttles leave from the Maltz Performing Arts Center at the conclusion of the lecture.

The 2017-2018 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for eight consecutive years.

Details about the other speakers in the series are available online.

Speaker details

A winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction. She is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. The recent blockbuster television adaptation of her 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, received 13 Emmy nominations and eight awards—including Best Drama.

In 2001, Atwood was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. She received the 2017 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. She also is a popular personality on Twitter with more than 1 million followers. Atwood’s most recent collection of short stories is Stone Mattress, and her most recent novel is Hag-Seed, a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.