Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Broadcast in HD from London 

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

"Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in."

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humor and intellect.

6-6:30 pm - Practicing the Future: Margaret Atwood's Work in Text and on Screen:  
Discussion and Q&A on recent TV adaptations of Atwood's work with Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor's Professor of English and Informatics, UCI School of Humanities.

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Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m. (Discussion 6 p.m. with Jonathan Alexander)
  • Where: Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall
  • Organizer: Julia Lupton (email)
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