This September, the wait is 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 cinema broadcast filmed live, as Sharmill Films presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
WeekendNotes subscribers have the opportunity to WIN a BOGOF (Buy-One-Get-One-Free) pass to Margaret Atwood Live, a special event-cinema release, screening for a limited time. Check participating cinemas here.
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.
Filmed 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 including stage and screen star Lily James, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
To go into the draw to win 1 of 20 BOGOF passes, all you have to do is send an email titled 'Margaret Atwood Live' to email@example.com and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to see this special event.
20 lucky winners will be drawn on 9 September 2019 and notified by email.
Margaret Atwood Live - Screening for a limited time September 19