Out and About: Margaret Atwood at Town Hall

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With Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, spoke at Town Hall last Friday as part of her national tour in support of her new book MaddAddam. She is smart, witty, warm, and engaging. While she read (and sang) portions of her book she cracked jokes about the news and answered reader questions.

One young woman asked Atwood about her feelings about books being a conversation. I’ll quote Atwood because her response was lovely, “A text is a preserved score. When you read you enter into conversation with the text. Your reading is your interpretation the way a violinist interprets a musical score.”

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2 thoughts on “Out and About: Margaret Atwood at Town Hall

  1. So much excitement! I’ve never actually met her, but I’ve been to several of her readings and she’s one of the most charming readers I’ve ever seen. Just love her.

  2. Pingback: Book Review: Oryx and Crake | Liz Takes the World

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