Margaret Atwood: Dearly

Celebrate the launch of Margaret Atwood’s latest poetry collection at this exclusive livestream.

Before she became one of the world’s most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet.

Now – her first new poetry book in over a decade – Dearly – brings together many of Atwood’s most recognisable and celebrated themes; from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend.

To celebrate her latest publication, Atwood will be joined by some very special guests for an exclusive livestream. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems explored in this event reflect on absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. Featuring newly commissioned work from Theresa Lola and The Repeat Beat Poet, writing in response to Atwood’s poetry.

Atwood and her guests will touch on bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.

With some enchanting readings, never-before-heard stories and fascinating conversation, all underpinned by Atwood’s trademark insight, empathy and humour, this event will delight long-term readers and new fans alike.


The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a copy of Dearly, worth £14.99. The first 250 copies sold will be signed. 

The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only. The event will initially be broadcast on 10 November at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to 72 hours after the event has ended.

Fane Online is a curated series of online events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home. This event is presented by Fane and Vintage, in partnership with and in support of Apples and Snakes – the UK’s leading spoken word poetry organisation.

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