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2 Lancaster: novelist Janice Galloway discusses her work at the Dukes Studio, Moor Lane; Sun 29, 12 noon, pounds 4/pounds 3. Part of the LitFest. 01524 66645

2 Edinburgh: poet Jon Silkin talks about Wilfred Owen and Edinburgh at the Central Library, George IV Bridge; Mon 30, 7pm, free. 0131 225 5584

Poet Paul Muldoon reads at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 29 Market St; Mon 30, 7.45pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 0131 225 2383

2 Manchester: Marianne Wiggins reads from her new novel Eveless Eden at Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate; Tue 31, 7pm, pounds 2. 0161 832 1992

2 London: celebration of cartoons including the work of our own Martin Rowson; Dash Gallery, 2 Lawn House Close, Marsh Wall, E14; Mon-Fri, 10am- 4.30pm, free. 0171 987 7925

Musician Charles Rosen talks about his new book The Romantic Generation at Dartmouth House, 37 Charles St, W1; Mon 30, 7pm, pounds 7.50 (inc wine and sandwiches). 0171 493 3328

Art historian Sir Ernst Gombrich in conversation with Dr Jonathan Miller at the Almeida, Almeida St, N1; Wed 1, 6pm, pounds 6/pounds 4. 0171 359 4404

Storyteller Hugh Lupton and singer Helen Chadwick perform tales from the Mabinogion at the Crick Crack Club, Candid Cafe, 3-5 Torrens St, N1; Wed 1, 8pm, pounds 5/pounds 3.50. 0171 284 4367

Meet the editors of Metropolitan short-story magazine at Dillons Art Bookshop, Long Acre, WC2; Wed 1, 7pm, free. 0171 836 1359

2 Richmond Litfest: Richard Ingrams talks about his new biography of Muggeridge at York House, Richmond Rd, Twickenham (Wed 1, 8pm, pounds 5/pounds 3; BBC correspondent Mark Tully talks about his stories The Heart of India at the Orleans House Gallery; Thur 2, 8pm, pounds 5/pounds 3. 0181 332 0534

2 Swansea: Celtic verse from Brittany, Wales and Cornwall with poets, translators and musicians at Ty Llen, Somerset Pl; Thur 2, 7pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01792 652211

Aldeburgh: Poetry Festival runs Fri 3-Sun 5. Lauris Edmond reads from her work (Fri 3, 8pm, pounds 6); Jill Balcon's favourite poems (Sat 4, 4.45pm, pounds 3); Adrian Mitchell performs (Sat 4, 10pm, pounds 4) All in the Jubilee Hall. Festival Box Office 01728 453543