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John Burnside, Philip Kerr, Hilary Mantel, Andrew Motion, Kate Sekules, Jo Shapcott, Robert Saxton read from Minerva's New Writing 3, Mon 28 Feb, 7pm, Waterstone's, 9/13 Garrick St, London WC2. 071-836 6757.

Cult crime writer James Ellroy talks about his work, following a screening of Cop, based on his novel Blood on the Moon. Mon 28 Feb, 6.45pm (film), MOMI, South Bank Centre, London SE1. pounds 3.95. 071-401 2636.

'New Voices' series: Jane Duran and Paul Munden read on Tues 1 March, 7.30pm at The Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. 071-928 8800. pounds 2.50 ( pounds 1.50 concs).

Island Voices. Workshops and readings around Northamptonshire from Jamaican writers Stafford Ashani and Mbala and Guyanan-born poet David Dabydeen. Tues 1 to Fri 4 March; 0604- 20262 ext 438 for information.

Peter Bennet and William Scammell read their poetry, Fri 4 March, 8pm, Alington House, South Bailey, Durham. pounds 2. 091-384 1354.

Atilla the Stockbroker will talk on Hilaire Belloc and Jean Binta Breeze on T S Eliot, Sat 5 March, 7.30pm at the Watershed, 1 Cannon's Rd, Bristol. pounds 4 ( pounds 2.50 concs). 0272 253845.