In our adolescence, we cling to those writers who can reach us. For some, that writer was George Orwell or Stephen King, Anne Rice or Stephen Chbosky. For aspiring riot grrrls, it was Margaret Atwood — a Canadian feminist fiction writer perhaps best known for The Handmaid’sTale, an lyrical dystopian tale of female subjugation that every teenage punk rocker adored. Later, those same young ladies would carry around a dog-eared copy of Cat’s Eye, marking passages and designating friends as Cordelias or Graces long before they were Carries or Charlottes. That worn paperback will be pulled from the bookshelf on Friday, in anticipation of Atwood’s appearance as part of the DMA’s Arts and Letters Live event at 7:30 p.m. The literary icon — and prolific Tweeter — will reflect on her body of work, and speak to the ways in which Greek mythology influences her work, in conjunction with the DMA’s Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece exhibit. The event will be at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, 1835 Young St. Tickets are $35 or $10 for students. Visit tickets.dallasmuseumofart.org.
Fri., May 31, 2013