Performed readings from Heiner Muller, Sat 27, 8pm, pounds 6/pounds 5. Young Vic Studio, The Cut, SE1; 0171 928 6363.
MANCHESTER: Spike Milligan (above) signs copies of his latest venture, Frankenstein According to Spike Milligan. A must for Milligan fans. Tue 23, 5pm, pounds 9.99 inc a copy of the book and a glass of fizz. Waterstone's, Deansgate; 0161 832 1992.
NORWICH: International Literary Festival. Norman Mailer speaks on Tue 23, Iain Banks on Wed 24, 7pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. The Authur Miller Centre, UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ; 01603 592810.
WINCHESTER: A Celebration of Literature begins Fri 26, with daily events until 5 Oct. On Sat 27: Literary Lunch with Edwina Currie, 12pm, pounds 12 inc lunch; Jane Austen walk leaves Tourist Office at 12pm, pounds 2; Michael Billington on Harold Pinter, 2.30pm, pounds 5; Frank Kermode on letters, 6pm, pounds 6; novelists Jane Urquart and Candia McWilliam discuss their new work, 7.30pm, pounds 5. All events at Winchester Guildhall. For further information and programme 01962 840500
CARDIFF: International Poetry Competition. Organisers of the richest Welsh literary prize are expecting a record number of entries in 1997. The closing date for the competition is 31 October; for an entry form send SAE to Cardiff International Poetry Competition, P O Box 438, Cardiff, CF1 6YA.Reuse content