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Jeanette Winterson – Litquake 2019
October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30
City Lights in conjunction with Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Litquake present
Jeanette Winterson in a special performance and booksigning
celebrating the release of her new novel
published by Grove Atlantic Press
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
for ticket purchase visit: https://www.jccsf.org/
In 1816, nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley wrote a story about creating a non-biological life-form. Her creation, Frankenstein, has fueled creative imagination for over 200 years.
Now with the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI) redefining our future, Shelley’s story has been reimagined for the 21st century by one of our finest novelists. How close are we to a future in which homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? What will we do when we get there? And what are the possibilities of AI – and the responsibilities of creating it?
Enjoy an evening of animated readings and thought-provoking entertainment when Jeanette Winterson takes to our stage to read from her latest creation, Frankissstein. Explore the fascinating possibilities of transhumanism, artificial intelligence and queer love.
City Lights will be selling books at this event.
Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester, England. After graduating from Oxford University, she published her first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, at age twenty-five, to widespread acclaim and a BAFTA for her BBC TV adaption. Twenty-seven years later, she revisited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written ten novels for adults, as well as children’s books, non-fiction and screenplays. She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.