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ALDEBURGH: Poetry festival ends today. Les Murray leads a masterclass at 10.45am; Jon Silkin talks about war poets, 2pm, the wonderful Eilean N Chuilleanin reads at 3.30pm. All in Jubilee Hall. Festival box office: 01728 453543

LONDON: Bill Bryson talks about his new book A Walk in the Woods; Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1; Tue 4, 7.30pm, pounds 10/pounds 7.50. 0171 636 1577

Pamela Clemit lectures on Mary Shelley without Frankenstein at the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, WC1; Tue 4, 7pm, pounds 3/pounds 2.50. 0171 794 6829

Poet Peter Reading reads at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall; Thur 6, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242

BRIGHTON: poets Jon Silkin and Denise McSheeny read at the Media Centre Cinema, 9-12 Middle St; Tue 4, 8pm, pounds 5/pounds 3.50. Part of Moving & Shaking Festival. Tickets 01273 327867

Do Tongues Bodice Ripper: an evening to celebrate Georgette Heyer. Anyone in Regency costume, free, otherwise pounds 2. Royal Pavilion Tavern, 7-8 Castle Sq, North St. 01273 827641

CANTERBURY: Jetsun Pema, sister of the Dalai Lama, talks about Tibet: My Story, at Waterstone's, 20-21 St Margarets St; Tue 4, 7pm, pounds 2. 01227 456343

NORTHAMPTON: Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta; talks about her work at the Central Library, Abington St; Thur 6, 8pm, pounds 3. 01604 26771