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Kevin Barry

Meet award-winning author Kevin Barry as he talks about his work including his second collection of short stories entitles Dark Lies The Island.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Wed 19 Nov

Rose Theatre

£4.50 / 01695 584480

  • 19:30

Kevin Bridges in Conversation

Does what it says on the tin – comedian Kevin Bridges, you guessed it, in conversation.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 12 Oct

£16 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

  • 20:45 – 22:00

The British Library, London NW1

Fri 31 Oct

£15 / 0843 208 1144

  • 19:30 – 22:30

The British Library, London NW1

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Les Barker

Folky monologues, music, poems and parodies.

The Cabbage Patch, London TW1

Sun 14 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 8892 3874

  • 19:45 – 22:30
  • 19:45 – 22:30

Croydon Folk Club

Mon 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8660 5919

  • 19:30

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Wed 24 Sep

£8.50 / 01785 254653

  • 19:30

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Lilif Launch Celebration: The Journey From High School Failure To Novelist

You are invited to come along to this wonderful evening to celebrate the launch of 'Lilif', the debut novel of R.P Falconer and hear about his journey from high school failure to novelist at the Harrow Arts Centre on Saturday 27th September.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sat 27 Sep

£8.99 / 020 8428 0124

  • 19:00 – 21:30

The British Library, London NW1

Mon 10 Nov

£8 (£5; £6) / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Martin Amis

What happens when we discover who we really are? Martin Amis joins us to introduce his new novel, a violently dark love story and a vivid journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul. Chaired by the BBC’s John Wilson.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£12

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 28 Sep

£30.50 / 0844 871 3024

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Michel Faber

Author of Victorian thriller The Crimson Petal and the White, televised on BBC Two, Michel Faber introduces his latest genre-defying novel of over 10 years in the making – The Book of Strange New Things.

The Salon, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

My American Odyssey: From The Windrush To The Whitehouse

My American Odyssey charts the life of a Black British boy, growing up in 1980s England, and travelling around America, sharing the cultural, historical and, at times emotional, links and contrasts between the two countries.

The Drum, Birmingham

Tue 4 Nov

£3 (£2) / 0121 333 2444

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Neruda With David Soul

Performance based on Neruda's life accompanied by guitarist Hugh Burns and followed by a Q&A with David and renowned biographer Adam Feinstein, author of Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Studio

£15–£35 / 0844 264 2140

  • 20:00

New Edinburgh Writers

This group do everything from writing exercises to reading new material at this weekly meeting.

Fountainbridge Library, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 8 Oct

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 15 Oct

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec

Nick Hornby

The bestselling author discusses his career and best-known works including Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy with The Sunday Times Literary Editor Andrew Holgate. He also offers an exclusive preview of his brand new novel, Funny Girl, coming late November 2014.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Omid Djalili

Comedian, actor and Cheltenham Guest Director Omid Djalili presents his warm and funny memoir; reflecting on his unconventional childhood, finding fame as a young Iranian in London and his journey through an unusually British life.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Thu 9 Oct

£16

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Paperwork Magazine Launch

Act Natural, the second issue of self-published art writing magazine PaperWork, will be launched, accompanied by live interpretations and performances from the contributors.

Spike Island, Bristol

Tue 30 Sep

£5 adv booking required (£3 adv booking required) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00

The Pen Pinter Prize 2014: Talk

The annual PEN/Pinter Prize, awarded for outstanding literary merit, will be awarded to Salman Rushdie this year. The event includes an address from Rushdie and a booklet containing his presentation.

The British Library, London NW1

Thu 9 Oct

Conference Centre

£5–£8 adv booking required (£6 adv booking required) / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Phyllida Barlow In Conversation: Talk

The artist is in conversation with Frances Morris, Head of collections and international art at Tate on her largest and most ambitious work in London to date made for The Tate Britain 2014 commission supported by Sotheby's.

Tate Britain, London SW1P

Tue 30 Sep

Clore Auditorium

£10 concessions available / 020 7887 8888

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Poetry Showcase

A prime evening of poetry.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

£5 / 0141 352 4900

Alexander Hutchison and Lesley Duncan talk about poetry written during WWI, as the work of David Jones and Charles Hamilton Sorley is up for discussion.

  • 19:00

Thu 30 Oct

£5 / 0141 352 4900

Featuring Paul Farley, StAnza founder Brian Johnstone and Scottish Poetry Library programme manager JL Williams.

  • 19:00
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