09. March 2018 - 20:00 till 22:00
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Humanities to the Rescue: An Evening with Margaret Atwood | Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo | Friday, 09. March 2018

The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce renowned author Margaret Atwood, as the 2017-18 Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Humanities.

Recipient of the Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle (2017), Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty volumes of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Deeply engaged with history and prophetic about incipient dystopias, her best-known novels include Surfacing, The Edible Woman, The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, the MaddAddam trilogy (Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam), and the 1985 classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, propelled to new fame this year through an acclaimed Hulu original series, which is about to begin its second season. A six-hour mini-series based on her 1996 novel, Alias Grace, will be released this fall by CBC and Netflix.

“An Evening with Margaret Atwood” kicks-off the Humanities Institute Annual Event Series: Humanities to the Rescue.

Student tickets are available for purchase at the UB Center for the Arts Box Office; no online sales.

General and VIP Tickets can be purchased either at the box office or online at:

Ticket pricing (+ $2 per ticket for online purchases):
Students: $8
General: $30
VIP, includes a pre-talk reception with Margaret Atwood and premium seats: $64
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  • A very limited number of VIP tickets are still available. VIP includes a pre-talk reception with Margaret Atwood and premium seating.