Margaret Atwood at SMU, Sequel to Handmaid’s Tale Released

A sequel to the world-famous book The Handmaid’s Tale will be released in September from author Margaret Atwood.

On Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., Atwood will make her only live appearance in Dallas at SMU’s McFarlin Memorial Auditorium. All book sales at the event benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.

The book, The Testaments, picks up the story of Offred 15 years after the van doors slammed on her future in Gilead. In this sequel, Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison, or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

“Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book – well, almost everything,” Atwood said. “The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”

Prices are as follows:

VIP Tickets (limited quantity) includes reserved front-section seating and a signed hardcover copy of The Testaments
Public: $80
DMA Member: $75

One ticket + one book
Public: $60
DMA Member/Educator: $55
Student: $50

Two tickets + one book
Public: $80
DMA Member/Educator: $75
Student: $70

Tickets can be bought at the Dallas Museum of Art website,

Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

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