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[WA, QLD, TAS] In Conversation with Margaret Atwood - All Remaining Tickets $59 (Were up to $151.95) @ Lasttix

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The publication of The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current Emmy Award-winning television series have created a sweeping global cultural phenomenon, as ‘handmaids’ have become a symbol of women’s rights and standing against misogyny and oppression.

In Conversation with Margaret Atwood is a premier Australian literary event spanning the breadth of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why, in Booker Prize-winning The Testaments, she has returned to her seminal story, 34 years later.

Don't miss an evening of conversation, discussion and Q&A with one of the most vital authors of her generation, as Margaret Atwood shares her signature insight, humour and intellect.

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  • +1 vote

    Sixty bucks for an author appearance? That’s just stupid.

    • +2 votes

      People pay for VIP packs all the time to just have a photo and a quick "Hi" "Bye" with people all the time. Not sure why so many negs on this.

      • +1 vote

        I guess in part it’s context.

        At risk of misinterpreting your v general category, Atwood is not a VIP. Nor is she particularly known for her incisive cultural analysis. Somebody who is however, William Gibson and Atwood’s contemporary, recently completed a tour having charged nothing more than purchase of his latest book for the privilege to attend.

        • +3 votes

          That's great if you are a fan of William Gibson. For the fan's of Atwood then they have a choice of not attending this event, or paying $59 and attending it. An example, a fan of Atwood attends Gibson event and hears nothing about Atwood novels = fan not happy.

          This isn't a reading btw.

          OMG: http://www.harvard.com/event/william_gibson/

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            @onlinepred: They can, yes. Doesn’t alter the price or value proposition.

            A neg is an opinion, mine differs from yours.

            • +1 vote

              @0jay: Seems most think your neg is invalid. Unable to provide a better deal or show when this was last done for a better price. Like most people here think apple is a ripoff, yet there you are. No need to neg every apple deal, only if it isn't actually a deal.

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                @onlinepred: I’ve amply elaborated on my reasons. I’m indifferent to your view about the opinion of most people.

                This deal is in no way comparable to an Apple product. I have negged 2, maybe 3 deals in my time on this site. This happens to be one of them, though characterising it as frivolous is just asshatted stupidity.

  • -1 vote

    I wonder if anyone actually bought a ticket at $150

  • -2 votes

    Paying for marketing. This is new.

  • +3 votes

    Margaret Atwood is hugely popular because so is The Handmaid's Tale. Her new book The Testaments is a recent global bestseller, and she was the subject of a recent documentary aired on SBS. Tickets to recent equivalent events in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra were sold out at full price. This is therefore a very good deal. Being unaware of that or having some kind of political grudge is not a reason to vote down this deal.

    • -6 votes

      Political grudge? I’m sorry but how would you qualify a statement like that?

      Whatever an author’s celebrity, $60 (or indeed $150) is a gouge. I wouldn’t pay that to see Hemingway if he were still alive (though for sure I’d pony up double that for Mary Shelley).

      • +3 votes

        Ugh.

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          Well said, great argument.

          V thought provoking thanks for your contribution.

          • +5 votes

            @0jay: Pretty much the same as "I don't value this, therefore no one does".

            Please show me where I can see this event for free, or don't neg.

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              @onlinepred: I don’t value this at this price which furthermore I regard to be exorbitantly overvalued.

              I also happen to regard literary prizes as overvalued.

              I rarely neg deals, in this case it’s richly deserved.

      • +3 votes

        Qualify the statement? Apart from being last year's Booker Prize winner (which I forgot to mention), Atwood is a feminist author who speaks out against Trump. The Handmaid's Tale and its sequel portray a "what if" dystopian future where ultra-conservative religious, racist (in the book, not the show) zealots come to control the USA. This is an internet full of culture warriors who would love to downvote anything about someone like that.

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          I’m well acquainted with Atwood and her work.

          The qualification’s needed for the dubious assertion that anyone would neg this deal out of a ‘political grudge’.

          Quite the imagination there, cowbye.

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