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l Swansea: Adam Lively on attitudes to race in the Bible and Shakespeare at Ty Lln, Somerset Pl; Tue 18, 7pm, £2/£1.75. 01792 652211.

l Glasgow: Novelist Alan Holling-hurst reads from The Folding Star and discusses his work at CCA, Sauchiehall St; Wed 19, 7pm, £2/£1. 0141 332 0522.

l Edinburgh: Thomas Clancy and Gilbert Markus launch their anthology of early Celtic poetry at James Thin Books, 53-59 South Bridge; Thur 20, 7pm, free. 0131 556 6743.

l Droitwich: Helen McCabe signs her self-published novel, Two For a Lie, at the Alliance & Leicester, 15 Victoria Sq; Fri 21, 12pm, free. 01905 771324.

l London: Marina Warner lectures on the Body and the Photograph, Tate Gallery, SW1; Thur 20, 6.30pm, £5 (£3).

Edinburgh: Douglas Dunn, editor of the Oxford Book of Scottish Short Stories, reads extracts at Waterstone's, 13-14 Princes St; Fri 21, 7pm, free. 0131 556 3034.

l Swansea: novelists Jenny Diski and Timothy Mo read from their work at Ty Lln, Somerset Place; Sat 22, 7.30pm, £3/£2. 01792 652211.