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Manchester Literature Festival presents Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein

Saturday 5th October 19:30 at Royal Northern College of Music, 124, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to host one of our most innovative contemporary writers, Jeanette Winterson, performing a 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 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.

Royal Northern College of Music, 124, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

Saturday 5th October 19:30

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