Playwright Margaret Edson will be visiting the Library on Saturday, September 20th at 2:00 pm to talk about her Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit. Wit has been produced worldwide, and is widely used as a teaching tool in classrooms ranging from high school English to graduate programs in medicine and nursing. Wit will be performed on September 19-21 and September 26-28 at West T. Hill Community Theatre.
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1961, Edson majored in Renaissance history and graduated magma cum laude in 1983 from Smith College in Massachusetts. She was in graduate school at Georgetown University in 1991 when she wrote Wit, inspired by her work as a unit clerk in a cancer ward. Edson moved to Atlanta in 1998 to begin teaching in the public schools there. She currently teaches sixth-grade social studies in Atlanta, where she lives with her family.
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