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MaddAddam Lunch - Margaret Atwood in Ottawa!

We launched our 2013 Fall Season Tuesday September 24 with Margaret Atwood and MaddAddam in Ottawa! 


The world-acclaimed author, winner of the Governor General’s Award, Man Booker Prize and Giller prize, Margaret Atwood  joined Artistic Director Sean Wilson for a funny and insightful conversation for a fully-booked Restaurant E18teen in the Byward Market.


Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch menu inspired by the MaddAddam Trilogy and received their own copy of Atwood's latest book. Proceeds went to the Ottawa International Writers Festival School Literacy Programs. More photos & audience reactions to our day with Margaret Atwood can be found through @writersfest on Twitter 


Thank you to all who were able to attend this sold-out event and support our literacy programs.


Special thanks to Ottawa Writers Festival Board Member Hattie Klotz for her part in making this event with Margaret Atwood such a success!


Three photos below courtesy of Caroline Phillips The Ottawa Citizen Style "Around Town"  


Ottawa Writers Festival Board Member Hattie Klotz  gets bunny ears from Margaret Atwood,  and Artistic Director Sean Wilson isn't safe either.


Margaret Atwood and Sean Wilson sharing talk of MaddAddam & a few futuristic dystopian laughs with 100 guests before lunch is served.





Also there to show their support for children's literacy  in Ottawa  are 

  Elizabeth Gibbons & Diane Sullivan from TELUS




Overseeing the book signing table after dessert was Neil Wilson,

Director of Development and  Founding Director of the Ottawa International Writers Festival