The Greenwich Festival includes a celebration of Indian literature (tonight, 8pm). Vaya Naidu tells folk tales, Hindu myths and stories of epic women. Bob Hope Theatre Bar, Eltham, 8pm. pounds 4 ( pounds 3 concs). There's also an evening with James Fenton, Oxford's new Professor of Poetry, introduced by Blake Morrison. Blackheath Concert Halls, Thurs 9, 9pm. pounds 12.50. 081-317 8687.
Maureen Duffy, author of Love Child, talks to Virago editor Alison Hennegan about Lesbian Landmarks. Watershed Gallery Two, Bristol. Tues 9, 7pm. pounds 3 ( pounds 2 concs). 0272-253845.
In London, J P Donleavy reads The History of the Gingerman at Waterstone's, Hampstead. Mon 6, 7pm. pounds 2. 071-794 1098.
Also at Waterstone's: Alan Hollinghurst reading The Folding Star. Tues 7, 7pm, Edinburgh East End (031-556 3034) and Thurs 9, 7.30pm, Birmingham (021-633 4353). Free.
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