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Jeanette Winterson to perform one-woman show at Manchester Literature Festival

24 Jul 2019

Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to host one of our most innovative contemporary writers, and professor of creative writing Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette will perform a one-woman show on Saturday, 5 October at the RNCM Theatre, 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 run the future. Jeanette is the author of the memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, ten critically acclaimed novels, and several screenplays.

Doors open 7pm and tickets are £16/£14 for concessions, available through Quay Tickets