Klagsbrun Symposium brings Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to campus Nov. 3
The 18th Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision will bring author Margaret Atwood to campus to appear in two events which are free and open to the public.
"The Courage to Imagine: A Conversation with Margaret Atwood,” author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Hag-Seed” and “Angel Catbird,” will be hosted by Blanche Boyd, Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence, taking place from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Ernst Common Room in Blaustein Humanities Center.
The second event, “An Evening with Margaret Atwood,” takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the 1941 Room, second floor of the College Center at Crozier-Williams. Ms. Atwood’s latest publication will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
The Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium was established in 1989 to create a positive, living memorial to Daniel Klagsbrun, a 1986 graduate of Connecticut College. Through the generosity and commitment of Daniel’s parents, Emilie and Herbert Klagsbrun, the symposium has brought to the College an amazing array of authors, including: Dorothy Allison, Saul Bellow, Joseph Brodsky, Sandra Cisneros, Michael Cunningham, E.L. Doctorow, Jhumpa Lahiri, Wally Lamb, Colum McCann, Jay McInerney, Adrienne Rich, David Sedaris, Jessica Soffer ’07, Art Spiegelman, Amy Tan, Hannah Tinti ‘94, Elie Wiesel and Tobias Wolff.