Margaret Atwood: May 3, 1978
The Poetry Center presents Margaret Atwood, in her first Bay Area appearance, visiting San Francisco State from her home in Toronto, to read her poems, many of which appear in her book of that same year, Two-Headed Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 1978). This was Atwood's eighth book of poetry, following a then-recent Selected Poems 1965–75 (Houghton Mifflin, 1976). She reads to a full-house audience in the erstwhile Barbary Coast Room, César Chavez Student Center, after being introduced by Poetry Center director Lewis MacAdams. Atwood follows her reading by asking for questions from the audience, with plenty of ironic repartée ensuing on the way things are done in Canada.
Marginalia footage from the recording includes an extended view of the audience, prior to Atwood's reading.
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- Barbary Coast Room, César Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State
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- Lewis MacAdams
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