SPL is proud to present acclaimed author Margaret Atwood at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 15 at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad Street) in collaboration with eight other central Ohio Libraries. The event will feature a conversation between the author and Ann Fisher, host of WOSU’s All Sides. Books will be available for purchase through Gramercy Books. Some COVID restrictions may apply. 

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at cbusarts.com. Ticket prices begin at $29.

Collaborating Libraries: Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, London Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries. 

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Literary titan 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 TaleThe Edible WomanThe Robber BrideThe Blind AssassinOryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. With The Handmaid’s Tale adapted into an eleven-time Emmy Award-winning television series, and its sequel, The Testaments, winning the 2019 Booker Prize, Atwood’s sharp eye is more crucial—and prescient—than ever. 

Burning Questions, Atwood’s latest release, is a collection of more than 50 essays directing her intellect and humor at our world, covering a roller-coaster period including the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump, and a pandemic.

Atwood is the winner of many international literary awards, including the prestigious Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has been published in more than 40 languages.

Atwood is also a popular personality on Twitter, with over a million followers.

Tickets for A Conversation with Margaret Atwood are now on sale, available exclusively through cbusarts.com. Participating libraries do not have tickets to sell at their locations. Ticket prices begin at $29.00 each. Some Covid-19 restrictions may apply. Books will be available for purchase through Gramercy Books. The event was originally scheduled for fall of 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.


This Central Ohio Library Collaboration first formed in 2019 to allow libraries to host large, impactful events in Central Ohio collectively by sharing costs, resources, and expertise. In addition to resource sharing and encouraging partnership on various community-wide initiatives, these collective events enhance and further engage a community of readers and raise the visibility of libraries throughout Central Ohio.

The collaboration’s inaugural event, an evening with travel author and TV host Rick Steves at the Southern Theatre in December 2019, sold out within hours of going on sale. In 2020, the collaboration hosted a community read of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You followed by an online discussion with author Jason Reynolds. 

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Mon-Thu      9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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