4-Week: Reading as a Writer—Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, first published in 1985, has experienced a resurgence in popularity, thanks partly to a streaming series based on the novel and partly to a political climate that makes the book newly relevant. Atwood's 2019 sequel, The Testaments, continues the story of Gilead and the women who live there. We'll talk about how the two books work individually and together, and we'll discuss the evolution of Atwood's dystopian universe, the influence of modern media on literature, and the ways that Atwood uses storytelling to provide new perspectives on age-old situations. Then, we'll explore the same issues through our own work.

Please note that our four-week workshops do not include formal critiques, though there may be opportunities for informal sharing. If you’d like your work critiqued in depth, please see the eight-week workshop listings.

Required Texts*:

The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved.

Instructor: Tiffany Quay Tyson Learn More


Jan 06, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pmJan 13, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pmJan 20, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pmJan 27, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm