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Margaret Atwood launches The Testaments at Waterstones Piccadilly

Monday 9th September 20:15 - 00:30 at London - Piccadilly

 ** This event has now sold out**


Waterstones Piccadilly is honoured to be hosting Margaret Atwood for the midnight release of her new novel, The Testaments, as part of an expansive one-night festival.

Margaret Atwood will headline an evening of panel discussions, readings and immersive experiences. Our celebration of resistance, courage, social change, and the power of language will build towards the chance to be the first to hear the novel’s opening as we approach midnight, read by Margaret Atwood herself.

The £25 General Admission ticket guarantees entry on the night. The £35 Book and Ticket option guarantees entry and includes a copy of The Testaments.

Full line-up for the evening

The Guilty Feminist LIVE with Deborah Frances-White and special guests including Kajal Odedra*

Panel of leading fiction authors celebrating Margaret Atwood, with Elif Shafak (chair), Neil Gaiman, A.M. Homes, Temi Oh and Jeanette Winterson*

Speed Mentoring from Women of the World Festival* – a unique invitation for women attending the launch to spend time with different hand-picked mentors

Soapbox moments from renowned activists and poets, featuring:

Caroline Criado Perez, journalist and activist
Jude Kelly, founder of Women of the World (WOW)
Charly Cox, poet
Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director of Equality Now
Kate and Ella Robertson, co-founder and Managing Director of One Young World
Sonny Hall, poet
Gina Martin, activist and campaigner

Get crafty with embroidery and placard-making, accompanied by cocktails

Special appearance from acclaimed actor, Romola Garai

Midnight reading from The Testaments, from Margaret Atwood herself

All ticket holders will be contacted in due course to reserve places for the bookable elements of the evening (denoted with a *). Please note this line-up may be subject to changes.

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Monday 9th September 20:15
£35 Second Release - Book and Ticket
£25 Second Release - General Admission

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