• George Whiteside

Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood will be at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre on Friday, November 6, at 7:30 PM to read from her new dystopian, postapocalyptic novel The Year of the Flood, a companion piece to her 2002 dystopian, postapocalyptic novel, Oryx and Crake.

Atwood’s tweeting away while on her tour: she just posted “In airport on way to Chicago, writing strange Tweets.”

For her Chicago appearance, Atwood’s reading will be supported by actors and singers drawn from the DePaul theater and music schools. The event costs $20, with a portion going to support nonprofit environmental organizations. Tickets available here.

Here’s an excerpt from The Year of the Flood: