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William Scammell and John Whitworth read from their new collections of poems on Tues 1 Feb; Chris Hurford and Pascale Petit are the poets featured in the 'New Voices' series on Weds 2 Feb; at the Voice Box, South Bank Centre, London SE1; both 7.30pm, pounds 2.50 (concs pounds 1.50). 071-928 8800.

Poets on Poets: this series continues with Lavinia Greenlaw on Anna Akhmatova and Matthew Sweeney on Sylvia Plath at the Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford; Thurs 3 Feb, 8pm. pounds 4 ( pounds 2 concs). 0865-722851.

Mary Wesley will be signing copies of her new book, An Imaginative Experience, on Thurs 3 Feb at Waterstone's in Leadenhall Market, London EC3; on Fri 4 Feb at Waterstone's in Harrods, London SW7; and on Sat 5 Feb at Blackwell's in Oxford. All at lunchtime.

The Poetry Industry: a one-day conference at which poets, critics, publishers and teachers (including Terry Eagleton, Medbh McGuckian, Denise Riley and Tom Paulin) discuss how poetry is produced and pulished. Sat 5 Feb, 10am; pounds 10 (concs pounds 4). Enquiries: S. Byrne, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP.