Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where Writers Write: Margaret Atwood

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!

Where Writers Write is a weekly series that will feature a different author every Wednesday as they showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where some of TNBBC's favorite authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction. There's a good chance you may have read A Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, or The Year of the Flood. But did you know her work has been published in more than forty languages - including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian?

As I'm sure you are aware, Margaret is an ever-present voice of reason and support within the literary community, engaging her fans through social media sites like Twitter or interactive formats such as iDoLVine and Fanado. Her passion for the written word is truly endless and all-encompassing. Use TNBBC as an example.....

Last week, Margaret took a moment to respond to a tweet I sent out, hoping to secure some additional participants for this series:

True to her "tweet", the following afternoon on my lunch break, Margaret posted the following photo of her work space. In lieu of an essay, I share this tweet:

Many thanks to Margaret Atwood for taking a moment to contribute to our Writers series, and for her undying love and support of all things literary... no matter how great or small!!


  1. One of my favorite writers! Interesting workspace. Two key writing tools: Coffee and scissors.

  2. Isn't she the best thing ever? I adore her. Who knew when I was admiring her from afar as a freshman poetry major she'd be someone I could actually interact with as an adult? She's just amazing.

  3. She's the champion of the underdog, in my opinion. A literary idol! I was very honored indeed to be able to share her writing space!

  4. LOVE. The conch shell is great, too.

  5. Think she's working on a graphic novel over there on the left?

  6. I totally have that same teeny typewriter! It's actually a pencil sharpener!