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About the day:
Margaret Atwood hands over the inaugural manuscript for «Scribbler Moon».
Atwoods´s contribution to the project was celebrated in a special two-part event: a public walk through the Future Library Forest in Oslo, and an in-conversation with the artist Katie Paterson held in the Deichmanske Library. In addition to the conversation, Atwood and Paterson also did a interactiv book signing for the 50 first who signed up.
About the project:
Scottish artist Katie Paterson has launched a 100-year artwork - Future Library - Framtidsbiblioteket - for the city of Oslo in Norway. The prizewinning author, poet, essayist and literary critic Margaret Atwood has been named as the first writer to contribute to the project.
A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.