This is a list of upcoming events and appearances. For tickets where applicable, contact the organization sponsoring the event.
THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD 2009 LAUNCH TOUR
The Year of the Flood tour of 2009 covered six countries - the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Holland, Germany, and Austria. Many of events were fundraisers for environmental organizations. These combined dramatic readings from the novel with a number of the Gardener hymns to be found in the novel, and for which Orville Stoeber wrote the music. In each city, local singers and actors took part, which lowered the carbon footprint: thus each “Year of the Flood Event” was different, and had its own local flavour. Margaret Atwood played the narrator. At some venues, food inspired by the book formed part of the mix.
For an account of the tour, go to the Blog, scroll down to the beginning, and follow each event.
Also check the documentary In the Wake of the Flood, made by Ron Mann of Sphinx Productions.
|August 4, 2010, 6:30pm AEST||Possible Worlds: Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival||Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney, Australia||The world premiere of In the Wake of the Flood, a documentary about The Year of the Flood world book tour. Screening followed by a live chat with Margaret Atwood via Skype.||SOLD OUT
|August 21, 2010, 5:00pm BST||True to Life, a selection of films jointly selected by Filmhouse and the Edinburgh International Book Festival||Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ||Screening of In the Wake of the Flood, a documentary about The Year of the Flood world book tour. Screening followed by a video chat with Margaret Atwood and Richard Holloway via Skype.||Call the booking line: 0131 228 2688, or order online at:
|September 20, 2010, 8:00pm||Main Reading Series||92nd street Y, (at Lexington Avenue), New York City||Margaret Atwood will read from The Year of the Flood.||Tickets on sale July 29th.
|September 21, 2010, 7:30pmEST||Writers on a New England Stage||The Music Hall, 28, Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 03801.||Margaret Atwood will read from The Year of the Flood.||Box office: (603) 346-2400
|September 23, 2010, 7:30pm||Portland Arts and Lectures||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway (at Main Street), Portland||Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. LeGuin in Converstaion||Tickets sold as full subscription only.
|Sept 28, 2010||TBD||Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo||Literary performance with music.||Free admission to the public.|
|October 13, 2010, Time TBD||Planet in Focus||The Bell Lightbox, 330 King St. West, Toronto||Toronto premiere screening of In the Wake of the Flood, followed by Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson being honoured with the Festival's 'Eco Hero Award'.||On sale September 23, 2010. Call 416-531-4689.|
|November 17, 2010||6th Annual Margaret Atwood Birthday Dinner||Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.||Screening of In the Wake of the Flood, dinner. Details TBC.||TBC|
|November 20, 2010||TBC||Greenwoods Bookshoppe, 7925 104 Street Edmonton, Alberta||Reading, Q&A, book signing.||TBC|
|November 21, 2010||Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival||TBC||Reading and book signing. Screening of In the Wake of the Flood.||TBC|
|November 30, 2010, 6:30pm||Read for the Cure||Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd., Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3||Margaret Atwood, Karen Connelly and Joy Fielding will read and do book signings.||Call TicketWeb at 1-888-222-6608.
|February 3, 2011||Fundraising event for the Writers’ Trust of Canada||Vancouver, BC. Details TBC.||Literary performance. Details TBC.||TBC|