Margaret Atwood to narrate "The Year of the Flood" at Fairmont Hotel
Attention all literary-loving Vancouverites, tomorrow evening (Thursday December 3rd), renowned Canadian poet, novelist and essayist Margaret Atwood will be narrating a theatrical performance of her latest novel, "The Year of the Flood."
Within the post-apocalyptic dystopian setting established in Atwood's earlier novel, "Oryx and Crake," the majority of human life in "The Year of the Flood" has been obliterated and the remaining survivors are contemplating their next move among the rapidly growing gene-spliced life forms.
The event is part of a fundraiser held by the Writer's Trust of Canada, sponsored by Raymond James Ltd. Chaired by author Genni Gunn and hosted by CBC's Shelagh Rogers (who was recently made an Officer of the Order of Canada), the event features special guests Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson as well as the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. David Suzuki.
Prior to the performance, the Writer's Trust is hosting a live auction of literary collectables previously owned and attached to writers such as Douglas Coupland, Graeme Gibson, Alice Munroe, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood. Among the many amazing donated items is a handmade book by Margaret Atwood herself.
With a limited number of seats available, book lovers are encouraged to purchase tickets over the phone or online at the Writer's Trust website.
All proceeds go to Writer's Trust, an organization that supports writers across Canada through a variety of initiatives including literary awards, scholarships, an emergency grant called the Woodcock Fund and a writer's retreat in Dawson City, Yukon.