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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas-HD Film presentation

September 17 – 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm
Wednesday, September 18 at 1pm

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over…The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present 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 in 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 including Lily James, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published by Penguin Random House and will be released on September 10, 2019.

We’ve partnered with 7 regional social justice organizations who support, advocate and advance rights for girls and women.  They include:  

Clarina Howard Nichols Center, Peace & Justice Center, Vermont Works for Women,  Change the Story, Vermont Women’s Commission, Vermont Women’s Fund, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

At a moment in popular culture when issues of feminism, gender equality and social justice are at the forefront, join us to hear an extraordinary discussion with Margaret Atwood, and learn about these incredible women’s organizations!

 Book Clubs receive a 10% discount with code BOOKGROUP10

Margaret Atwood Trailer

Get a copy of Margaret Atwoods’ “The Handmaiden’s Tale” or “The Testaments” on Sept 10 at Bear Pond Books or at the event in the lobby!