Sunday 23 February 1997
LONDON: poet James Harpur reads from his new collection The Monk's Dream, at The Poetry Society, The Poetry Place, 22 Betterton St, WC2; Mon 24, 6.30pm, free. 0171 240 4810
Blake Morrison discusses his book As If at Waterstone's, 68 Hampstead High St, NW3; Mon 24, 7pm, pounds 2. 0171 794 1098
Poets Stephen Knight and Robin Robertson read from their latest collections at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; Tue 25, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242
Poets Jackie Kay and Jo Shapcott join forces with novelist Deborah Levy and Canadian story-writer Katie Campbell for an evening of songs on the theme of exile, performed by the Endymion Ensemble; QEH, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; Wed 26, 7.30pm, pounds 30-pounds 8. 0171 960 4242
GLASGOW: Book Festival runs 27 Feb to 1 Mar. Glasgow/Edinburgh writers Dilys Rose, Brian Whittingham, Donny O'Rourke and Alan Spence read their work in the Mitchell Theatre (Fri 28, 7.30pm, pounds 2); novelist Janice Galloway reads from her favourite books in the Mitchell Theatre Bar (Sat 1, 12noon, free); Edwin Morgan and A L Kennedy read in the Mitchell Library (Sat 1, 2pm, free). Plus lots of children's events. Info: 0141 282 5522
MANCHESTER: Waterstone's literary lunch with Sebastian Faulks, Michael Dobbs, Adeline Yen Mah, Nicholas Coleridge and Gerald Kaufman; Ramada Hotel, Blackfriars; Thur 27, 12.30pm, pounds 27.50 (inc meal and pounds 5 voucher). 0161 832 1992
NORTHAMPTON: poets David Con-stantine and Bernard O'Donoghue read at the Central Library, Abington St; Thur 27, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01604 26771
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