Exciting News: Margaret Atwood Visits Denman Island!

Prepare yourselves, Denman Island residents, because the rumors are indeed true—Margaret Atwood is headed our way! Organized by the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival (DIRWF) committee, we are thrilled to announce that the renowned author will grace our shores May 31st and June 1st 2024, for an unforgettable literary experience.

As a token of appreciation for the unwavering support of Denman Islanders over the years, the committee has decided to extend exclusive ticket sales for Ms. Atwood's two presentations to local residents. We want to ensure that as many Denmanites as possible have the opportunity to attend these special events.

The $30 tickets (with discount for students) will be available for in-person purchase, limited to two per Denman household. Let's come together as a community to make this experience accessible to a broad number of Denman residents.

But that's not all!  Margaret Atwood has also proposed a Meet and Greet fundraiser on the evening of May 31st. Catered by Erika Bland and the Farm to Family crew, this event promises a delectable spread of locally sourced appetizers and drinks. Proceeds from the $200 per ticket fundraiser will benefit Farm to Family, ADIMS, and Denman Affordable Housing. A charitable donation tax receipt for a portion of the ticket cost will be sent out before the end of the year.  

The actual events are as follows:
Reading: June 1 - 10am-12pm
Discussion: June 1 - 7:30pm-9:30pm
Meet and Greet Fundraiser: May 31 - 4:30pm-6:30pm

Tickets for all events will be sold in-person at the Activity Centre on Wednesday, May 15th (11am to 1pm) and Saturday, May 18th (11am to 1pm). Don't forget to bring proof of residency! As the event approaches, keep an eye out for more detailed updates. This is a literary event you won't want to miss!

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