- Nine Days 'Til Doom
City Arts & Lectures presents Margaret Atwood
Join us for City Arts & Lectures annual series "On Arts" which will directly benefit the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program. Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty 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 Robber Bride, Alias Grace,and The Blind Assassin. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, appeared in 2008. Atwood has won numerous awards for a prolific output that spans nearly every literary discipline; she has published fifteen books of poetry, four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works. In 2004 Atwood co-invented the Long Pen TM, a remote signing device. Atwood’s most recent book, MaddAddam, is the third and final installment in a dystopian trilogy that began withOryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood.