Margaret Atwood Helps Support Canadian Writers Impacted By COVID-19
By Sarah Curran.
Internationally renowned Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood will take part in an online literary conversation with Canada’s former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 3 p.m. ET on the National Arts Centre’s Facebook page.
Hosted by #CanadaPerforms, Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre (NAC), the event seeks to support professionally published authors, poets, essayists and novelists, who have seen their 2020 spring-summer book tours and launch events cancelled.
“Margaret Atwood demonstrated her strong support for the Canadian literary scene by coming forward with the idea of creating a writers’ chapter of #CanadaPerforms, and generously offered to kick it off,” explains Heather Gibson, the NAC’s Executive Producer of Popular Music and Variety, and lead programmer for #CanadaPerforms.
Gibson adds: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have her as an ambassador for this program.”