Antiquarian book fair at Hotel Russell, Russell Sq, WC1; Sun 14 (2- 7pm), Mon 15 (11am-7pm). Admission free.
Julian Barnes reads from and signs copies of his latest book of short stories, Cross Channel, at the Cottesloe, Royal National Theatre, South Bank, SE1; Tue 16, 6pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2.50. 0171 928 2252
A Tribute to Ken Saro-Wiwa takes place at a special late-night platform in the Cottesloe on Jan 17, 10.15-11pm; Cyril I Nri and others read from the author's work. Details and prices as above.
Bruno Latour, author of We Have Never Been Modern, gives a talk on the subject "Are We Modern?", mixing politics, culture, technology and nature; The ICA, The Mall, SW1; Sat 20, 4.30pm, pounds 6.50/pounds 5.50. 0171 930 3647
2 Aberdeen: a talk on Robert Burns in association with the Scots Language Society at the Arts Centre, King St; Mon 15, 7.30pm. 01224 635208
Sean Burn leads a creative writing workshop focusing on short stories and storytelling, at Marischal Museum, Broad St; Wed 17, 2-4pm, pounds 2.50 (booking essential). 01224 273131
2 Glasgow: performance poet Lemn Sissay lets rip with musician Colin Thorpe at CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St; Sat 20, 8pm, pounds 3/pounds 1. 0141 332 0522Reuse content