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Michel Faber: The Book of Strange New Things

The man behind Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White talks about his brand new book The Book of Strange New Things, a typically unpredictable tale of a man who goes on a dangerous journey with a Christian missionary.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sat 25 Oct

£5 (£3) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£7 (£5) / 07989 508436

With Sam Small.

Rally & Broad and the Scottish Poetry Library present Kate Tempest, with an introduction from Don Paterson.

Real Estate

Psychedelic pop sounds from New Jersey in the vein of Modest Mouse and Yo La Tengo.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sat 25 Oct

prices vary / 0113 275 2411

Tessa Lynch: Cafe Concrete

New sculptural and written works by artist concerned with the built environment.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 353 3708

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Vanessa Billy: Sustain, Sustain

Recent sculptural work from Swiss artist.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 556 1264