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AUTHORS AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE HOSTS MARGARET ATWOOD’S
FIRST TORONTO APPEARANCE FOR HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW NOVEL

TORONTO, July 30, 2009 ----- Authors at Harbourfront Centre (AUTHORS) is proud to announce world-renowned author Margaret Atwood in a special event celebrating her highly anticipated new novel, The Year of the Flood. In her first Toronto appearance to introduce her new work, Atwood uses the historical Cathedral Church of St. James (65 Church Street) to set the mood for a dramatic reading with music; directed by Canadian theatre director and playwright Alisa Palmer.

This event takes place on September 24, 2009 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. Proceeds from this event support Nature Canada, and books will be available for purchase through Ben McNally Books. For more information and to purchase tickets the public may visit www.readings.org or call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000.

Information regarding Atwood’s national tour will be issued by McClelland & Stewart in a press release slated for the week of August 17, 2009.

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Since its inception in 1974, Authors at Harbourfront Centre has hosted over 5,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 16 Nobel Laureates. Our season runs from September to June and includes the annual International Festival of Authors (IFOA) (October 21–31, 2009), including YoungIFOA (October 27, 29 & 30, 2009); the annual ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers (May 2010); and Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May 2010).

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Lindsay Gulin – lgulin@harbourfrontcentre.com, 416-973-4395
McClelland & Stewart: Ashley Dunn – adunn@mcclelland.com, 416-598-1114
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