Library event features a conversation with author Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood

Southwest Public Libraries, in partnership with eight other Central Ohio libraries, will present acclaimed author Margaret Atwood at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. The event will feature a conversation between the author and Ann Fisher, host of WOSU’s All Sides.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at Ticket prices begin at $29.

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 50 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Handmaid’s Tale, The Edible Woman, The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. With The Handmaid’s Tale adapted into an 11-time Emmy Award-winning television series, and its sequel, The Testaments, winning the 2019 Booker Prize, Atwood’s sharp eye is more crucial—and prescient—than ever.

Atwood is the winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has been published in more than 40 languages. Atwood is also a popular personality on Twitter, with over a million followers.

About the event

Tickets for A Conversation with Margaret Atwood are now on sale, available exclusively through Participating libraries do not have tickets to sell at their locations. Ticket prices begin at $29 each. Some Covid-19 restrictions may apply. Books will be available for purchase through Gramercy Books.

About the collaboration

This Central Ohio Library Collaboration first formed in 2019 to allow libraries to host large, impactful events in central Ohio collectively, by sharing costs, resources, and expertise. In addition to resource sharing and encouraging partnership on various community-wide initiatives, these collective events enhance and further engage a community of readers and raise the visibility of libraries throughout central Ohio.

The collaboration’s inaugural event, an evening with travel author and TV host Rick Steves at the Southern Theatre in December 2019, sold out within hours. In 2020, the collaboration hosted a community read of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You followed by an online discussion with author Jason Reynolds. A Conversation with Margaret Atwood was originally scheduled for fall of 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

About Southwest Public Libraries

Southwest Public Libraries (SPL) serves southwest Franklin county and surrounding areas through its two branches, Grove City Library and Westland Area Library. SPL seeks to serve as the community’s center for lifelong learning by connecting visitors with resources, technology, and programs to educate and inspire. The library system provides access to millions of items through a consortium partnership with 17 central Ohio libraries and is currently offering an array of both in-building and no-contact services to serve the community safely and innovatively.

Visit for more information or connect with SPL on social media: Facebook @SPLFranklinCountyOH and Instagram @southwestpl.

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