A MOMENTOUS literary event will be broadcast live to two west Dorset venues on Tuesday, September 10.

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas can be seen at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, and the Electric Palace in Bridport from 7.30pm.

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is published next month and is being celebrated with an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

Margaret said: "Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in."

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour, and intellect.

*Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas, Marine Theatre, Lyme and Bridport Electric Palace, Tuesday, September 10, 7.30pm. Call the relevant box office for tickets.