EVENTS . Glasgow Magnus Magnusson Mon 29 Sep. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase). Waterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. The man himself discusses the lighter side of Mastermind in his book I 've Started, So I’ll Finish (Little. Brown £16.99). Michael Palln Tue 30 Sep. 5pm. John Smith’s. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. Having circumnavigated the globe in almost every way possible. Palin shares his expertise in his latest book. Full Circle (BBC. special John Smith price of £14.99). Richard Leigh & Michael Baignet Thu 30 Sep. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase). Waterstone’s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. Both authors of The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail appear at this event. See Edinburgh. Lawrence Donegan Wed 1 Oct. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase). Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 333 I915. The former pop star explains his decision to take up professional golf in his new book Four-Iron In The Soul (Viking £15.99). Kim Stanley Robinson Thu 2 Oct. 7.30pm. Dillons. 174—176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. A master of the science fiction genre. Stanley Robinson's latest book. Antartica (Voyager £16.99). has its roots very much in the contemporary reality of environmental despoliation. Andrea Dworkin Thu 2 Oct. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase). Waterstone's. 153~157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. Feminist critic Dworkin discusses the link between male power and male violence. explored in her latest book Life And Death: Unapologetic Writings On The War Against Women (Virago £6.99). Cathal O'Searcai h, Katie Donovan 8i Siobhan Campbe 1 Fri 3 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. As part of their Irish literature

season. the CCA present three rising stars from Ireland's contemporary poetry scene.

Fanta And Science Fiction In Scottis Literature Sat 4 Oct. 9.40am—3.50pm. £13 (includes refreshments and lunch). McCance Lecture Theatre. Strathclyde University. Richmond Street (call Cathrine Mclnemey on 330 5309 for more details). A seminar involving various speakers organised by the Association For Scottish Litera Studies.

Mark ower Fri 3 Oct. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase).

332 9105. Powers displays the fruits of his project to capture scenes from all 31 of the sea areas featured in Radio 4‘s shipping forecast.

Dermot Bolger & Eamon Sweeney Sat 4 ()ct. 8pm. £5 (£2). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Two critically acclaimed Irish authors read from their works as part of the CCA‘s Irish literature season.

Children's Book Week Sun 5 Oct. Ipm. John Smith’s. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. Complete with magician. games and goodie bags. the launch of Children‘s Book Week dispels any myths about bookworms being boring.

Dorothy Paul Mon 6 Oct. 6pm. £1. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. (tickets from Waterstone’s. Princes Square. 221 9650). Scottish cornedienne Dorothy Paul celebrates the launch of her first book Revelations ()fA Rejected Soprano (HarperColltns £9.99). an account of her career so far.

Hunter S. Thompson Mon 6 Oct. 8pm. £4. The Arches. Midland Street. (tickets from Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105). Famous for the insight demonstrated in writings such as Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. Thompson will discuss his biography The Proud Highway Saga OfA Desperate Southern Gentleman (Bloomsbury £20).

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Clydebank Library. Dumbarton Road. Henderson. famous for her best-selling. Glasgow-based novel Finding Peggy. returns to a most appropriate venue for the promotion of her latest novel The Holy City: A Tale Of Clydebank (Flamingo £12.99).

Martin Amis Tue 7 Oct. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase). Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. The award-winning novelist will read from and sign copies of his latest book. Night Train (Jonathan Cape £10.99).

Tom Baker Wed 8 Oct. Noon. Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. A lunchtime signing by the most memorable Dr Who. See Edinburgh. Tom Baker Wed 8 Oct. 6.30pm. John Smith's. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. See Edinburgh.

Bernard Cornwell Wed 8 Oct. 8pm. Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. Best known for his Sharpe series. Comwell takes a break from the New England sunshine to promote the third of his Arthurian novels Etta/thro- (Michael Joseph £16.99).

Jeff Noon Thu 9 Oct. 12.30pm. Dillons. 174-176 Argyle Street. 248 4814. See Edinburgh.

The Spice Gaels Thu 9 Oct. 7pm. John Smiths. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. To celebrate National Poetry Day. five of Scotland's hottest Gaelic poets recite from their works. In English.

Speaking In Tongues Thu 9 Oct. 7pm. £2. Gallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street (tickets from The Ticket Centre. 287

551 1). Three poets from around the country. Bazir Sultan Kazmi. Debjani Chatterjee and Simon Fletcher. share inspiration and understanding with a performance in English. Urdu and Bengah.

National Poetry Day Thu 9 Oct. 8pm. £2 (discounted on book purchase). Waterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. Art evening of performance poetry hosted by Index ()n Censorship‘s editor. Ursula Owen.


Shore Poets Sun 28 Sep. 8pm. £1 (free). Fruitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street (for further information. contact Ken Cockburn. 555 1875). A night of poetry recital. featuring Helen Lamb. among others. as well as live music.

Michael Baigent Mon 29 Sep. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Michael Baigent. co-author of The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail. discusses the duo‘s new book The Elixir And The Stone: The Tradition Oj'Magit' And Alchemy (Viking Press £ 16.99).

Barrie Hesketh Mon 29 Sep. 6.30pm. Free (ticketed). James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Hesketh. author of Taking 017? The Story Of The Mull Little Theatre (New Iona Press £8.95). tells the story of Britain‘s smallest theatre.

An Evening Of Romanian Food And Drink Wed 1 Oct. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Sample the best of Romanian food and wine with Nicolae Klepper. author of Taste Of Romania (Eland). as your guide.

Christopher Whyte Wed 1 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone‘s. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. Glaswegian author Whyte promotes his latest comic novel The Warlock 0f Strathearn (Gollancz £9.99).

Lawrence Donegan Thu 2 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. See Glasgow.

Kim Stanley Robinson Fri 3 Oct. 7pm. Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. See Glasgow.

Where It's At Fri 3 ()ct. l().3() £5 (34). Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church (bottom of Brougliton Street). A new club night combining music. literature. film and visuals in the laid-back surrounds of Cafe Graffiti. This opening night. features Kevin Williamson. reading from his soon-to-be- released critique Drugs And The Party Line and. still to be confirmed. poetry reading from Levi Tafari. Music from Joseph Malik and former Chocolate City 1)] Jamie Byng. now editor of Canongate Books and Payback Press. See photocaption. page 77. Ian Armit Wed 8 ()ct. 7pm. Price tbc. Edinburgh Castle (tickets frotn James Thin. South Bridge. 556 6743). Armit. expert on archaeological and historical research. discusses his latest book Celtic Scotland (Batsford £15.99).

Tom Baker Tue 7 ()ct. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street (tickets from venue and Waterstone's. 13—14 Princes Street. 556 3034. The be-scarfed one will answer questions and read from his autobiography Who ()n [fart/r Is Tom Baker.” (HarperCollins £16.99).

Jeff Noon Wed 8 ()ct. 7pm. Waterstone's. l3-— l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. The Mancunian sci-ft writer. of I’m! and DlSt't) Biscuits fame. attends to promote his new book. .Vymphrnnation (Doubleday £15.99). Wine Tasting With 02 Clarke Thu 9 ()ct. 7pm. £5. St Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgatc (tickets from James Thin. South Bridge. 556 6743). TV personality ()1 Clarke presents a selection of his favourite wines and signs copies of his Wine Guide [998 (Littlc. Brown £8.99).

Meg Bateman & Walter Perrie Thu 9 ()ct. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The Netherbow. 43—45 High Street. 5569579. Readings in celebration of National Poetry Day by Bateman. an acclaimed Gaelic poet. and Perrie.

Electric Thistle update

This fortnight’s features on Electric thistle, The List's Scottish events guide on the Microsoft Network.

Wed 1—Tue 7 October

Teenage Fanclub Homecoming show from Scots retro-poppers at Glasgow's Barrowland.

Les Miserables Red Shift Theatre Company on tour wrth a gritty dramatisatnon of Victor Hugo's classic novel

Streetrave 8th Birthday Party Scotland’s clubbing kings celebrate in style at Glasgow’s Tunnel Club

In The City The musrc bIZ event that seeks tomorrow’s sounds today

John Hegley The poet, comedian and musman makes a spectacle of himself with henchman Nigel in tow.

Isle Of Bute International Country Music Festival Going west off the west coast.

Wed 8-Tue 14 October

Aberdeen Alternative Arts Festival The north-east's thrivrng arts bash 15 back Highlights include the Traverse company's premiere of Lazybed by Iain Crichton Smith, comedy from DaVId Baddiel and Boothby Graffoe and room from Emmylmi Harris. Fotofeis The biennial photography festzval returns Lush, homoerotic images from the French pair Pierre et Gilles are among the highlights. Wallace & Grommit The Plasticene heroes hit the stage in a live action


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Show CXDIOllflg the 89x Industry In Japan

Edwyn Collins and Geneva Two of Scotland's finest rock acts on t0ur this week

Frank Skinner The cheeky, footie- lowng Brummie comic tours major

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