Actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff has turned his hand to travel writing. He discusses his travels and his collection, Overview, at the ICA, London SW1. Tues 19, 7.30pm. pounds 5.50 ( pounds 4.50). 071-930 3647.
The Voice Box: the acclaimed poet Kathleen Raine performs new work (Tues 19, 7.30pm); and storyteller Hugh Lupton explores legends of the East Anglian landscape (Thurs 21, 7.30pm). pounds 3.00 ( pounds 1.80). Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. 071-928 8800.
Paul Bailey reads and signs Sugar Cane. Thurs 21, 7pm. Waterstone's, Edinburgh East. 031-556 3034. Free.
Also at the South Bank: the festival 'The American South' (Sat 23-Sat 30 July). Literary highlights on Sat 23 include Helen Taylor and Elizabeth McGovern on 'The Enduring Appeal of Gone With The Wind' (11am; pounds 7.50/ pounds 5); and a performance by three American poets, James Dickey, Dave Smith and Ellen Bryant Voigt (7.30pm; pounds 6/ pounds 3.50). 071-928 8800.Reuse content