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2 Swansea: "How to write and sell SF and Fantasy fiction" Q&A session with the experts; Sun 10, 3pm, pounds 3/pounds 2.

Poet and dramatist Tony Harrison reads his work; Fri 15, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 3. Both events at Ty Llen, Somerset Place. 01792 652211

2 London: Antiquarian Book Fair at Hotel Russell, Russell Sq, WC1; Sun 10, 2-7pm (Mon 10.30am-7pm), free.

Looking for Guzman in Peru: Nicholas Shakespeare talks about his search for the leader of Shining Path; Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7; Tue 12, 7.15pm, pounds 10. Tickets from Christina Noble Children's Foundation, 0171 925 4500

Ted Honderich, editor of the Oxford Companion to Philosopy, talks to thriller-writer Ken Follett at the ICA, The Mall, SW1; Tue 12, 7.30pm, pounds 6.50/pounds 5.50 members. 0171 930 3647

Adonais: Keats in Limbo, a play to celebrate the poet's bicentenary, at G E Aldwinkles, 154 Fleet Rd, NW3; Tues-Thur, 8pm, pounds 5/pounds 3. 0171 485 2112

Poems for Christmas specially commissioned by the South Bank Centre are read by their authors: Sujata Bhatt, Catherine Byron, Ian Duhig, Kathleen Jamie, Brendan Kennelly and others; Wed 13, 7.30pm, pounds 6/pounds 3.50. 0171 960 4242

2 Manchester: Oscar Hijuelos reads from his new novel, Mr Ives' Christmas, at Waterstone's, Deansgate; Mon 11, 7pm. 0161 832 1992

2 Edinburgh: Poets Iain Crichton Smith, Grace Nichols, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Michael Longley and R S Thomas read at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 29 Market St; Fri 15, 7.30pm, pounds 5/pounds 3. 0131 225 2383

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