Following the film, Atwood will read from her new novel, "Maddaddam", and answer questions.
Maddaddam is the third book in the trilogy of speculative fiction that includes "Oryx and Crake" and "The Year of the Flood".
A birthday celebration will conclude the evening’s events, which will take place in the Vale Cavern at Science North.
Copies of "Maddaddam" will be available for purchase and signing at the event, and a cash bar is available.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with a film screening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $10 for students.
They will be sold at Old Rock Roastery on Minto, Chapters on the Kingsway, and the reception desk and department of English at Laurentian University (both located in the Parker Building) 705-675-1151, ext. 4340.
Funds raised will support the Margaret Atwood Scholarship Fund at Laurentian University.
Atwood will be accompanied again this year by her partner, Graeme Gibson. Both writers will participate in the Thinking Extinction symposium at Laurentian University during their visit.
The symposium is a unique gathering of scholars who study the phenomenon of extinction in the sciences and humanities. For more information, visit www.thinkingextinction.com.