Thursday 22 August
Lauren Elkin is in conversation with Katherine Angel at Foyles to mark the launch of issue 8 of The White Review (6.30pm, free but reserve in advance).
Graham Buchan performs his poetry show Let’s Love, Let’s Kill, Let’s Wait and Wonder at The Sheephaven Bay tonight and Friday, part of the Camden Fringe (9pm, £7 / £6).
Friday 23 August
deep:black and Grand Union Youth Orchestra present a night of spoken word and world jazz at Rich Mix (6.30pm, free).
Saturday 24 August
There’s a summer picnic for children at Foyles in Westfield White City, with storytelling, crafts and nibbles (3pm, free).
Ladies Like Apple Pie is a community arts event at the Old Deptford Police Station: hear spoken word from Jess Mookherjee, EV Somerville and DaDari Julie Tron-Love between 12pm-2pm, stay for music and cakes (£2 suggested entry).
Monday 26 August
Joanna Rossiter discusses her debut novel The Sea Change with the Waterstones Covent Garden book group (6.30pm).
Wednesday 28 August
There’s free films, music and poetry from Jacob Sam-La Rose, the Last Poets, Charlie Dark, Hollie McNish and Salena Godden to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, at the Southbank Centre (from 2pm, free).
It’s the grand final of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam! Deciding the winner are John Berkavitch, Daniel Cockrill, Stephanie Dogfoot, Zena Edwards, Kat Francois and Polarbear (7.30pm, £4).
Literary Death Match at Concrete is still finalising the line-up of readers, but currently have John Niven and Sathnam Sanghera confirmed. Judges are Andy Riley, Louise Doughty and Sarah Morgan (8.15pm, £6 / £8).
Clive Bloom presents the assassins, anarchists, terrorists and revolutionaries of the Victorian Age at Housmans (7pm, £3).
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