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Tony Harrison, still smashing the looms of owned language, discusses the poetry he has written for the screen as well as reading two new poems. After all the festivals, a lone voice hurling glottals against the highest - a fitting finish to the UK Year of Literature. 7.30pm tonight, Ty Llen, Swansea (01792 652211) pounds 4

PJ O'Rourke, self-styled humourist and controversialist, likes making enemies. Unsurprisingly, his middle-aged, right-wing polemics frequently bring him into conflict with his younger, easier-going self. Observe the battle from afar by reading his new collected writings (Age and Guile, Beat Youth, Innocence and a Bad Haircut) or enter the fray as the man arrives in Manchester on the run from Clinton's America. Be warned: last year, hecklers were dealt with satirically. 7pm tonight, Waterstone's Deansgate, Manchester (0161-832 1992) pounds 2

Written for his sons before he established his name as a dramatist, Oscar Wilde's fairy tales get a well-deserved outing with the help of Anton Lesser, Sian Phillips and Simon Russell Beale. 6pm Mon, Olivier, London SE1 (0171-928 2252) pounds 3.50

DOMINIC CAVENDISH

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