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Laura Thompson and Brian Glanville discuss new sports writing in 'Sweaty Letters' at the ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Tues 22 Feb, 7.30pm. pounds 5.50. 071-873 0061.

Ray Shell reads from Iced, his novel about crack addiction, at Voice Box, South Bank, London SE1, Tues 22 Feb, 7.30pm. Also Canadian short story writer Sandra Birdsell, Thurs 24 Feb, 7.30pm. Tickets pounds 2.50. 071-928 8800.

Oxford Amnesty Lectures in aid of Amnesty International. Eric Hobsbawm Thur 24 Feb, Ian Kershaw Fri 25 Feb. 0865 792792 ext 452.

Romanian Poets' Tour featuring Denisa Comanescu, Virgil Mihaiu, Mariana Marin and Ioan Iajob continues with readings at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh today, Tramway Theatre, Glasgow (22 Feb), Pembroke College, Cambridge (24 Feb), Bolton Institute of Higher Education (25 Feb) and Crosby Civic Hall (26 Feb). 081-529 8470 for details.

Linton Kwesi Johnson reads the poetry of Michael Smith, with visiting Caribbean writers Mbala and Stafford Ashani. Fri 25 Feb, 8pm. Wellingborough Library, Peddle Lane, Wellingborough. pounds 2.50. 0933 225365.

Crime writer James Elroy talks to Adrian Wootton on Sat 26 Feb, 7.30pm, at Watershed, Canon's Road, Bristol. pounds 4 ( pounds 3 concs). 0272 253845.