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NORWICH: Nell Dunn reads from her novels and her play, Steaming, at the Centre for Creative and Performing Arts, UEA, Tue 3, 7pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2 (available on the door only). 01603 592810

GLASGOW: Edwin Morgan will be reading from and talking about his poetry including his latest collection, Virtual and Other Realities at Collins Gallery, Richmond St, Tue 3, 1pm, free. 0141 548 3518

NORTHAMPTON: poet Jackie Kay joins local writers to present a Local Writers' Showcase at Northamptonshire Central Library, Abington St, Thur 5, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01604 626771

LONDON: writer and broadcaster Michael Ignatieff reads from his latest book, The Warrior's Honour, at the Cottesloe Theatre, NFT; Thur 5, 6pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2. 0171 928 2252

James Hawes reads from his latest novel Rancid Aluminium as part of the "Vox'n'Roll" series of literary readings interspersed with music chosen by the author, at Filthy Mac Nasty's Bar & Whisky Cafe, 68 Amwell St, Thur 5, free. 0171 278 9993

"No beginning, no middle, no end" is part of the "Miracles and Machines: Technology and the Imagination" series. Douglas Adams talks about creating characters in a 3D realm whilst considering storytelling when the reader rather than the author is at the helm at the Voice Box, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tue 3, 7.30pm, pounds 7/pounds 4. 0171 960 4242

"Harsh and Gentle Tales" Shonaleigh Cumbers tells ancient oral tales surrounding the Torah, Hoja and Japanese tales while Susanna Steele recounts mythic tales with percussionist Jessica Palin at the Voice Box, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wed 4, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242