Margaret Atwood: Dearly
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The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a copy of Dearly, worth £14.99. The first 250 copies sold will be signed.
The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only. The event will initially be broadcast on 10 November at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended.
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Before she became one of the world’s most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet.
Now, her first new poetry book in over a decade – Dearly – brings together many of Margaret’s most recognisable and celebrated themes: from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend.
To celebrate her latest publication, in an exclusive livestream Margaret will be in conversation with Kirsty Wark with readings by Margaret and some very special guests – including actors Paterson Joseph and Elizabeth McGovern, opera singer Joshua Hopkins, singing a section from Songs for Murdered Sisters about the murder of his own sister, and poets Sarah Howe (winner of the T.S Eliot Prize) and Romalyn Ante. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems explored in this event touch on absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also gifts and renewals. Margaret and her guests will reflect on bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.
With some enchanting readings, never-before-heard stories and fascinating conversation, all underpinned by Margaret’s trademark insight, empathy and humour, this event will delight long-term readers and new fans alike.
This event is presented by Fane and Vintage, in support of Apples & Snakes – the UK’s leading spoken word poetry organisation who have commissioned two response poems by Theresa Lola and Repeat Beat Poet.
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