Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas
This is an Encore Screening
On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait was over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, was revealed. The momentous literary event was celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions presented 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 was 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 was an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments was published by Vintage on 10 September.
Thursday 14th November 2019 at 7.30pm
£13 Over 60s/Under 16s/Students