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LONDON: In the `New Voices' series Conor O'Callaghan arrests the strangeness of the everyday and Greta Stoddart interweaves memory and dream logic in their poems at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, Thur 18, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 9604242.

Henry Tam talks about Communitarianism, his accessible introduction to the subject, at Politico's, 8 Artillery Row, Wed 17, free. 0171 8280010.

BRIGHTON: Robert Rankin reads extracts from his latest post-cyberpunk novel The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag at The Cybar, Middle St, Tue 16, 8pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2. 01273 327567.

MANCHESTER: Raymond E Feist reads from his new fantasy novel Shards of a Broken Crown at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate,Wed 17, 7pm. pounds 5. 0161 8321992.

Tom Paulin reads from his new book The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt's Radical Style also at Waterstone's, Thur 18, 7pm, pounds 3.

SHEFFIELD: Linda Grant reads from her memoir Remind Me Who I Am, Again at Waterstone's, 24-26 Orchard Sq, Wed 17, 7pm. pounds 1. 0114 272 8971

KETTERING: poet Selima Hill reads from her seventh collection Violet at Kettering Library, Sheep St, Thur 18, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01536 512315.

NEWBURY: Douglas Hurd reads from his thriller The Shape of Ice at Waterstone's, 64 Northbrook St, Fri 19, pounds 3. 01635 569998.

EDINBURGH: Arundhati Roy (above) reads from The God of Small Things at the Assembly Rooms, George St, Fri 19, 6pm, pounds 6. 0131 2204349.

travel writer William Dalrymple gives an illustrated talk on From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium at James Thin, 53- 59 South Bridge, Mon 15, 7pm, free. 0131 5566743.