Praise Be -- The Nose Is Live At The Connecticut Library Association Conference

May 5, 2017

Margaret Atwood started writing her classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale in 1984. She set it in an imagined future America where the toxic environment has limited human fertility, a theocratic dictatorship has taken control, and women have been stripped of their rights. Atwood said the novel isn't a prediction, but the internet thinks Hulu's new TV version is.

The Nose, live from Mystic, talks "The Handmaid's Tale" and two or three of these other possible topics:


  • Tom Breen - Film critic for the New Haven Independent and host of WNHH radio's Deep Focus
  • Lucy Gellman - A reporter for the New Haven Independent and host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync
  • Kate Rushin - A teaching artist for the Connecticut Office of the Arts and a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet; her work can be found in The Women's Review of Books and the Cape Cod Poetry Review

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Colin McEnroe, Gene Amatruda, Betsy Kaplan, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.