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Award-winning author Margaret Atwood headlines April author visits


Award-winning author Margaret Atwood headlines April author visits
March 26, 2014
Omaha Public Library (OPL) presents award-winning author Margaret Atwood on Sunday, April 13, 1 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. All are welcome to attend the author’s discussion of selected readings, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating; doors open at 12:30 p.m. Atwood’s books will be available for purchase at the event. This free event is being offered as a part of National Library Week and made possible by the Omaha Public Library Foundation.

A celebrated author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction and nonfiction, Margaret Atwood is best known for her novels. In a writing career that spans nearly five decades, some of Atwood’s standout works include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1993), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake (2003), and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009).

“OPL is pleased to offer Omaha area residents the opportunity to meet such a literary icon,” said OPL executive director Gary Wasdin. “Margaret Atwood’s works have served to entertain and educate readers, as well as inspire debate, discussion and critical thinking. We’re honored to introduce her to longtime fans, and hope to create new ones as well.”

Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., invites all to attend an evening with Nebraska’s State Poet Twyla M. Hansen on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Hansen’s newest book, Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet (with Linda M. Hasselstrom), won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award in poetry and was a finalist for the 2012 High Plains Book Award and 2012 WILLA Literary Award. She has five previous books of poetry and her writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Prairie Schooner, The Midwest Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Platte Valley Review, Organization & Environment, Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West, and A Contemporary Reader for Creative Writing.

Local children’s book author James Solheim will visit Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Solheim will share from his new book, The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains, which will be followed by a Q&A session. Learn more about the author and his work at jamessolheim.com.

Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.
 
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