Talk: Novelist Barbara Trapido, author of Frankie and Stankie, reads from her forthcoming novel and talks about her writing life. Abingdon Arts Festival, 2pm, Roysse Room, Guildhall, Abingdon. Tickets £6 - places limited.


Talk: Eliza Graham and Angela Young, both in the running for £5,000 literary prize The Book To Talk About 2008. Tickets £3, 7.30pm, Mostly Books, Stert Street, Abingdon.

Poetry and music: Bernard O'Donoghue and Mick Henry. Abingdon Arts Festival, 8.30pm, Punchbowl, Market Place, Abingdon. Tickets £6 - places limited.

Details of book-related events can be sent to Maggie Hartford, The Oxford Times, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0EJ, or emailed to