The Book Broads are thrilled to be part of the Writers’ Trust Fundraiser featuring Margaret Atwood. We will be doing PR, podcasts, blogs and more to let people know about this event. Below is the press release that will give you more details.
Writers’ Trust Fundraiser Features Margaret Atwood in Vancouver, BC
Writers’ Trust Fundraiser Features Margaret Atwood
Renowned Canadian writer Margaret Atwood will narrate a theatrical performance based on her best-selling novel, The Year of the Flood, at a gala fundraiser in Vancouver for The Writers’ Trust of Canada an organization she helped to create in 1976.
The event, called “Margaret Atwood in Vancouver” will take place on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The event starts at 7 pm. Presenting Sponsor is Raymond James, media sponsor is The Vancouver Sun and the wine sponsor is Mission Hill.
The theatrical performance will dramatize Ms. Atwood’s novel, The Year of the Flood, with singers and actors from the original 2009 production reprising their critically acclaimed roles.
A cocktail reception in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s rooftop ballroom will precede the performance. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with celebrated Canadian writers including Ms. Atwood and fellow Writers’ Trust co-founder Graeme Gibson, author of The Bedside Book of Beast. Further literary guests will be announced closer to the event.
The event will feature a two-part auction of exciting collectors’ items. Auction lots are one-of-kind items created by the donors, and include:
- A disposable camera filled with photographs taken by Margaret Atwood and signed by the author.
- 12 postcards of short imagistic poems by Lorna Crozier sent once a month, for one year, to the auction winner.
- A framed photograph of one of Karen Connelly’s Burma images, which have been exhibited in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and France, accompanied by handwritten text in a window beside the photo.
Preceding the event selected items will be auctioned through the online auction service eBay with some lots held back to be auctioned live by Maynards Auctioneers on the night of the event.
A limited number of tickets are available at the price of $175. Tickets can be ordered online at www.writerstrust.com, by phone toll-free 1-877-906-6548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact:
Genni Gunn, Writer’s Trust director at email@example.com
Kimberly Plumley at Publicity Mavens at 250-390-9285 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Atwood and Mr. Gibson are available for interviews.
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