Film, theatre and TV screenwriting wonderwoman Abi Morgan comes to town for the latest in Cornerhouse’s conversation series. An undeniable star in the screenwriting firmament, Morgan’s recent high-profile films such as Shame and The Iron Lady garnered rave reviews, while her prolific writing for stage as well as screen has seen her heralded as ‘Britain’s busiest writer’. Her most recent work is the excellent BBC period newsroom drama The Hour, often lazily described as ‘the British Mad Men’; while the time setting may be similar (1950s instead of 1960s), the quick pace, gutsy passion of the leads (Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw, pictured) and existence of a plot are anything but. Hosting the event is Jeanette Winterson, writer of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and Manchester University’s recently appointed Professor of Creative Writing; an apt choice, as both writers are known for featuring strong, unconventional female characters in their work. The event will feature selected excerpts from Morgan’s work and an audience Q+A.

Mon 11 Feb, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, Tel: 0161 200 1500, 6pm, £12 / £10,

Mon 11 Feb
Carole Keating
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Sun 10 Feb 2013