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This live featured chat will happen on Wednesday, August 4'th, 3:00PM PST (Click here for your local time).

                            

Where?

                        

The event will take place on our Chat Network in the #Auditorium chatroom.

                        

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To join the featured chat on August 4'th simply login to deviantART and click the chatroom link above.  You will also be able to find the #Auditorium Chatroom listed on the main chat page 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

How will the Featured Chat work?

A pre-selected Panel of deviants will be the main source of questions; however, there will be a chance for some of you to be involved as well (please read below for the details). As always, the rest of the audience will be muted so that they may enjoy the event without disruption.

                        

How do I ask a question?

                        

A pre-selected Panel of deviants will be the main source of questions; however, there will be a chance for some of you to be involved as well.  If you want an opportunity to ask Margaret Atwood a question during the event, you will need to reply to this article with one question you want to ask.

If your question is chosen as a qualifying question you will be contacted by $Tachy-on via note, and then during the event be placed in a queue of other qualifying deviants.  During the event you will then be called upon to ask your chosen question.  Note that the number of deviants chosen will entirely depend on the quality of questions and the time available during the chat.

                        
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:iconrainismysunshine:
rainismysunshine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Margaret Atwood? Who? :|
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:iconflorapixxa:
florapixxa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the novels of Margaret Atwood!!
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:icontetrarchangel:
tetrarchangel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Will there be a transcript?
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   Artisan Crafter
One ultra talented lady. Amazingamazing. :heart:
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:iconmissy7:
Missy7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale was absolutely wonderful. She is a terrific writer.
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:iconazureinfinity:
AzureInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student General Artist
I have no idea who she is, lol. I mean, I read the article here, but still.
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:iconpattycakeandwaffles:
pattycakeandwaffles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I think my heart just broke.... Mrs. Atwood has been my idol since before i can remember! My mother read me Oryx and Crake when i was only 2 yrs of age!!!!!(of course, i am only 17) But when I got on my computer I found out that I was to late..... What to do? Im afraid I shall never speak to her...
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oryx and Crake was published in 2003. *_* You were two then?
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:iconpattycakeandwaffles:
pattycakeandwaffles Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
ooppss....lol i didnt mean to put 2 rs old! i meant 12! Who would read a book like that to a 2yr old? lol
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I *was* wondering. :D It would have been easier to imagine if it had been two months - both my kids had to read Harry Potter along with me when they were babies... ;)
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:iconpattycakeandwaffles:
pattycakeandwaffles Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
wow really? thats so cool of you! There isnt enough kids in the world with literature in their systems lol.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It worked out too. They're five and two now, and both love books. ^^

(Though I suppose it has more to do with reading to them very often after their first birthday than before. :giggle: )
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:icongiddymangaka:
giddymangaka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I'm even more humiliated. I was three days late :iconfacepalmplz:
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:iconaustheke:
austheke Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I KNOW SAME BOAT
/mourns
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:iconpattycakeandwaffles:
pattycakeandwaffles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Im just soooo sad.....
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:icondragonfaku:
dragonfaku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
HAWSOME
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:iconpreshus30:
preshus30 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Dang it says I'm not privileged to enter that sucks.
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:iconffilipes:
FFilipes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
WOW
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:iconobsidianzero:
obsidianzero Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"Writers should write the best things that it is in them to write. Then they send the work off -- "Go, Little Book!" -- out into the world, and then the book is on its own, and must make its own way. Boo hoo. I'm making myself sad. Standing at the station, watching the books leave home..." -nice marg quote from this afternoon.
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:icondancing-naked:
Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   General Artist
Please tell me someone logged the chat and we can read it later ! PLEASE
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:iconlaughingfacade:
LaughingFacade Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've got almost all of it, except the last ending lines before they opened up the chat and everyone said thanks.
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:icondancing-naked:
Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   General Artist
Ooooh. I would love to read it!
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:iconlaughingfacade:
LaughingFacade Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It will also be available on the site, which might be easier to access =)
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:icondancing-naked:
Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   General Artist
Awesome news!~
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
the transcript is available now. :)
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:iconaspirin111:
aspirin111 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nevermind I found it.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ok:D
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:iconaspirin111:
aspirin111 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where is it?
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:icondancing-naked:
Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   General Artist
WHERE?
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
There's a link on top of this article, just below the title. :)
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:iconhinatakaname:
hinatakaname Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Why did you decide to write? Was there a particular reason, or you write just for fun?
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:iconsammy-jack:
Sammy-Jack Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Im a little uncertain if i could still ask at this time, but?

As a new author, i am unsure and nervous about my written work, no matter what its about. Did you have these fears? And if so, how long did it take, and what did you do to get over them?
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:iconaustinblan:
austinblan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
What was it like getting your first best seller coming from an era where women typically didn't write professionally and how do you think the internet will encourage young people to write?
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:iconzeitakuartist15:
zeitakuartist15 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I have a question:
In Oryx and Crake, Crake has a picture of a purple eggplant on his wall with an orange bowl. If anything what does this symbolize?
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:iconblaireallegrio:
BlaireAllegrio Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Is there going to be a transcript of this? For those who can't make the chat or those who wish to reference it later?
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:iconspamuel:
Spamuel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Writer
hope so - i missed the first 40 minutes
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:icontaralen:
Taralen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
What advice can you give to beginning writers?
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I CAN'T ENTER THE CHATROOM!!!! :ohnoes:
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wait, now I can..^^;
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:iconth3unkn0wn:
Th3Unkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
How?
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
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:iconth3unkn0wn:
Th3Unkn0wn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Thanks :).
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:icondariox97:
Dariox97 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Question:
Who do you think motivated you to begin writing?
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:iconms-coffeepixie:
Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Its to late, the event has practically started :(. They are already in the chat room and everything.
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:icondariox97:
Dariox97 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Yeah :c
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:icondolluan25:
Dolluan25 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I'm need ask to what she thinks of one of my poems.
Me Vs My Enemy
I hear to many insults when I walk by.
Yet I keep moving. They wonder whats my drive.
My ego takes me far, but my confidence high.
The comments are getting tired. So they need to lie.
Enemies have a phobia of smile.
They want to take it. So they get vile.
Their words to hurt me is all they wish.
But I don't know what they're saying. Ignorance is bliss.
One part of this poem is a metaphor.
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:iconms-coffeepixie:
Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
what do you suggest to a young writer who is trying to gain an audience?
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:iconkroenenlmh:
KroenenLMH Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
To what extent is the world as we see it in „Oryx & Crake“ related to your personal view respectively your own foreshadowing ?
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:iconwulfie09:
wulfie09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hello just a quik question ^^, where do you get your main insperation from?
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:icontetemeko:
tetemeko Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Have the notes for the pre-selected panel been sent out already? :(
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