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MARGARET ATWOOD HEADLINER AT LIBRARY FUNDRAISER



Best-selling Canadian author Margaret Atwood will greet her readers and

fans at an evening fundraiser for the South Shore Public Libraries on

Tuesday, August 23 at the Best Western Bridgewater Hotel.   Atwood is the

award winning author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and

critical essays.



Atwood will read from and discuss her latest book, THE YEAR OF THE

FLOOD.  The ticket price of $100 includes a copy of THE YEAR OF THE

FLOOD, and Atwood will sign books after the reading.  Live entertainment,

a welcome cocktail and maritime themed snacks prepared by the Best

Western's Red Seal executive chef Tom Connors are also included.  Select

items will be available for auction.  A tax receipt will be issued for a

portion of the entrance fee.



 Atwood's recent publications include MORAL DISORDER, a collection of

interconnected short stories and THE DOOR, a collection of poetry (both

2007). In 2008, Atwood delivered the CBC MASSEY LECTURE SERIES, published

by House of Anansi Press as PAYBACK: DEBT AND THE SHADOW SIDE OF WEALTH.

Her novel, ORYX AND CRAKE, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and

the Giller Prize. She is the author of the 2000 Booker Prize-winning THE

BLIND ASSASSIN and ALIAS GRACE, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and

the Premio Mondello in Italy. Her other books include THE ROBBER BRIDE,

CAT'S EYE, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, THE  PENELOPIAD, and THE TENT. 
In 2008, she was the recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for LETTERS IN SPAIN.



A new library and library administration offices will be included in the

Lunenburg County Lifestyles Centre, currently under construction in

Bridgewater.  Paul Belliveau, Chair of Lifestyles Centre Management Board,

will be on hand to discuss the project.  

  

Tickets are available at Library Administration, 15442 Highway 3,

Hebbville, Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30.  Call Lynn at 543-2548 for

information.