Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein
|Dates:||5 October 2019|
|Times:||19:30 - 20:45|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to host one of our most innovative contemporary writers, Jeanette Winterson, performing a unique, one-woman show based around her superb new novel Frankissstein.
In 1816, Mary Shelley is sequestered on Lake Geneva writing the book that will become Frankenstein, while in the present day Dr. Ry Shelley is researching the effects of Artificial Intelligence. Through discussions about robots, sex bots and gender transition, Jeanette explores what it means to have agency over your own body and whether our preserved brains will be the ones to run the future. Professor of New Writing at The University of Manchester, Jeanette is the author of the memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, ten critically acclaimed novels including Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and several screenplays.
Presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.
Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets can be booked via Quaytickets or http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/jeanette-winterson-frankissstein-38762
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