Margaret Atwood Society Awards are named each year; nominations are invited in all categories and should be sent directly to the appropriate judge (see below).
Entries for the 2015 Awards are due by December 1st, 2015. Winners will be notified in early January. (Emailed entries should be in .docx or .pdf.)
- Best Undergraduate Essay: Mairin Barney, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Best Graduate Student Essay (or chapter): Lauren Rule Maxwell, email@example.com
- Best Article: Dunja Mohr, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Best Edited Collection: Sarah Petrovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2201 Silver Lake Rd, Bartlesville, OK, 74006
- Best Book: Karma Waltonen, UWP (Voorhies Hall), UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616
I was simply going to post a link to Atwood’s new novel, The Heart Goes Last (a revision of her Byliner Positron series). However, when I went to Powells to grab the link, I discovered that they’re having an Atwood sale. Stock up on Atwood while the sale lasts: http://www.powells.com/promotions/margaret-atwood-sale.
–Karma Waltonen, Editor, Margaret Atwood Studies
See this article in Wall Street Journal about the Library Lions gala event.
“In Margaret Atwood’s Latest, the Past is Powerfully Present.” NPR, Sept. 13, 2014
If you’re coming to the MLA convention this week in Chicago, be sure to attend our panel on Friday on Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. Directly after the panel, the Margaret Atwood Society will hold its annual business meeting. Come to the panel for information. Current and prospective members are welcome to attend!
Dr. Karma Waltnonen, Atwood scholar and former MAS president, will be presiding over the panel.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is featuring an adaptation of Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale from October 16 through October 20. On October 21, the ballet travels to Brandon to perform at the Western Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall.
From The Atlantic:
Man Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobsen have bravely committed themselves to writing contemporary versions of Shakespeare’s plays in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Jacobsen will rework The Merchant of Venice and Atwood will take on The Taming of the Shrew as part of project put together by Penguin Random House’s Hogarth imprint.
Each year, Margaret Atwood Society holds its annual business meeting during the MLA convention. This year’s MLA convention is January 3-6 in Boston, and our meeting will be held the first night of the convention, Thursday, Jan. 3. at the conference headquarters hotel (the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton St.) in Beacon H. The meeting begins at 8:45 p.m. Regular business includes determining the topics and chairs for future conference panel sessions, and this year our special business includes filling some officer roles.
All Society members are invited to the meeting, as are those simply interested in seeing what the Society is all about. MLA badges are not required to attend the meeting.
All are welcome to attend, meet some members, and share ideas.