Trinity University Press

Margaret Atwood at Trinity University

Mar 8, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laurie Auditorium

One Trinity Place

San Antonio, Texas

This event is SOLD OUT. For anyone who did not get a ticket, we have a wait-list open now here. In addition, 500 overflow seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Stieren Theater on the Trinity campus, where attendees can view a live stream of the event. For those not attending on campus, the event will also be live streamed and archived on 

Margaret Atwood, world-renowned novelist and author of The Handmaid's Talenow an acclaimed Hulu series—will present a public reading, Q&A, and book signing at 7 p.m. on March 8 in Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium as part of Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series. The free reading is made possible by Gemini Ink in partnership with Trinity University Press and is SOLD OUT.

A ticketed luncheon featuring Atwood will be held at 11:30 a.m. the same day at the Witte Museum. Tickets for the luncheon start at $100 and are available now at

In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, Atwood is the author of over forty novels, books of poetry, and critical works, including The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, winner of the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Robber Bride; Cat’s Eye; The Penelopiad; Hag-Seed, a revisioning of Shakespeare’s The Tempest; and, most recently The Heart Goes Last. She has been nominated six times for the Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards. 

Atwood is the rare literary writer whose work becomes a part of popular culture. The Handmaid’s Tale has been translated into forty languages, made into a film, and adapted into an opera and a ballet; it is being turned into a graphic novel. This year it became a hit MGB/Hulu television series. The novel Alias Grace has been made into a six-episode television series that will air on Netflix in November 2017.  

The Autograph Series evening event will be at 7 p.m. March 8 in Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium and feature a  a reading followed by a conversation between Atwood and Dr. Coleen Grissom, a professor of English at Trinity University. Atwood will share her reflections on her reputation as a “prophet of dystopia,” the function of hope in her work, and the novelist’s role in imagining the future. A book signing will follow the talk. The reading and conversation is SOLD OUTA small selection of her books will be available for purchase, and only books sold at the event will be autographed. Limit two per person to be signed. Quantities limited. Ms. Atwood has agreed to sign a limited number of books, and you will be given a coupon at purchase to guarantee a signature. When they are all gone, they are all gone. Doors open and book sales begin at 6 pm, so arrive at the event early to purchase books in advance and guarantee your place in the signing line. No photographs with Ms. Atwood will be allowed.

The Autograph Series ticketed luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center and will feature an intimate reading, interview, and Q&A discussion. Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT.

 In the past four years middle, high school, and college students have represented almost half the audience at the luncheons, with all students attending free of charge. This is an opportunity for students to experience a program in which they can interact personally with a renowned writer. 

Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series presents nationally and internationally distinguished writers and thinkers to diverse constituencies in San Antonio and South Central Texas. The objective is to celebrate and enhance the role of writers, reading, and writing in community discourse, to strengthen the public’s sense of the relationship between literature and literacy, and to foster public conversations about human issues as reflected in literature.


Gemini Ink provides creative writing workshops led by published writers at our offices and in diverse community settings. We also host free public readings by nationally and internationally recognized authors, great books seminars, open-mic nights, and our annual citywide spoken word contest, La Voz de San Antonio. Our work honors and springs from the human story and is dedicated to building language skills, self-esteem, and a strong sense of human connectedness in citizens of all ages. More information at


Trinity University Press is associated with one of the leading liberal arts and sciences universities in the United States. The press publishes distinguished, award-winning books that focus on the history, tradition, and the contemporary importance of the human environment from wilderness to the urban environment, with an additional focus on the southwestern United States and Mexico. More information at