Margaret Atwood, author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays, reads from her new post-apocalyptic novel, The Year of the Flood (2009), 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 7 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle. $5
In The Year of the Flood, a small band of survivors, including some members of a religious group called God's Gardeners, attempt to regroup after an environmental disaster. The novel is set in the same world as Atwood's 2003 dystopia, Oryx and Crake (Who can forget those ChickieNobs from Chapter 8?).
The Year of the Flood has an accompanying CD, God's Gardeners' Hymns, with music by Orville Stoeber. And there's a YouTube challenge. Musicians arrange and perform your own versions of the hymns. Submit entries by Dec. 15.
Thanks to the Web site Reading Local Seattle for the tip. Follow @readseattle on Twitter.
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