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ILKLEY FESTIVAL: Roy Hattersley, on his own work and that of the Brontes; the Sunday School, Haworth; today, 12.30pm; pounds 5/pounds 4. 01943 601210

MANCHESTER: Lisa St Aubin De Teran discusses her new memoir, The Hacienda, Mon 23, 7pm, pounds 3; Helen Fielding, onlie begetter of Bridget Jones's Diary, Tue 24, 7pm, pounds 3. Waterstone's, Deansgate; 0161 832 1992

LONDON: Rhapsodies in Black, the Harlem Renaissance season, continues, with novelist and sociologist Adam Lively on Blackness and Modernism, Thur 26, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50; and Margaret Busby, writer, publisher and Daughters of Africa anthologist, on Renaissance Women, Sat 28, 5pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. The Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; 0171 960 4242

The City of London Festival continues: Hanif Kureishi, Thur 26, 6.15pm; Fay Weldon, Fri 27, 6.15pm; pounds 5 each (season ticket pounds 30). Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, EC4; 0171 638 8891

National Small Press Bookfair A top day out for bookworms, with tomes, zines, pamphlets, DIY advice, from Britain's thousands of maverick publishers. Sat 28, 10am-5.30pm; free. Waterloo Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; 0171 960 4242

KETTERING: Tania Kindersley, author of Goodbye Johnny Thunders and Don't Ask Me Why, Thur 25, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. Kettering Library, Sheep St; 01536 512315.

POETRY SOCIETY SUMMER WORKSHOPS: weekly for six weeks from July 5, with Lavinia Greenlaw, Don Paterson, Sophie Hannah, Simon Armitage, and other bards of the moment. Book early for the entire course: pounds 35/pounds 25 Poetry Society members. The Poetry Society, Betterton St, London, WC2; 0171 240 4810