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Writers Live, Berkshire's summer book festival, continues today with a Reading Your Own Poetry masterclass led by Michael Donaghy and Don Paterson, 11am; and Better Than The Book, with Andrew Davies and Michael Dobbs asking whether screen adaptations are good or bad for literature. South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell; 8pm, each event pounds 5 ( pounds 4 concs). 0344 484123.

Alison Lurie reads from her new story collection, Women and Ghosts, today at Writers Live, 4.30pm, pounds 5 ( pounds 4) - venue and phone as above - and Fri 24, 6pm at the Lyttelton Theatre, where on Wed 22, 6pm, Jeanette Winterson reads from her new novel, Art and Lies. pounds 3.50 ( pounds 2.50). South Bank, London SE1. 071-928 2252.

Events at the Voice Box: Novelists Christine Brooke-Rose and Gabriel Josipovici discuss their experimental approaches to writing, Tue 21, 7.30pm and Peter Reading reads his poetry, Thur 23, 7.30pm. Both events pounds 3 ( pounds 1.80). Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. 071-928 8800.

Booking now open for the Chichester Festivities, 3-19 July. Writers featured include Peter Ackroyd, Christabel Bielenberg and Elizabeth Jane Howard. Box Office, The Old Theatre, 43 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1DX. 0243 780192.