The TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale has raised writer Margaret Atwood's profile in the public consciousness, but for those in the know, Atwood was already a singular artist. She has written novels, poetry, criticism, short fiction, children's books and libretti. Throughout her writing she advocates for women's rights, animal rights, a better relationship with nature and a more humanistic approach to the world and each other. She's prickly about how her work is classified by others, and about how her homeland — Canada — is viewed by Americans. She's a true original; brilliant, thoughtful and a gifted stylist. Tonight at 7 p.m. Margaret Atwood receives the 2017 St. Louis Literary Award at the Sheldon (3648 Washington Boulevard). Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit www.thesheldon.org for details.
Price: free admission, but registration is required