There are a lot of reasons to like Harold Pinter.
He's no fan of the Bush administration and thinks Tony Blair a
"deluded idiot" for taking the UK forces into Iraq but the main one is that he isn't Andrew Motion.
Londonist would, however, like to see the two of them face off in a poetry slam , 8 MILE-style, with Guardian readers bouncing up and down in front of the stage to the iambic pentameter.
But while we can't guarantee that happening in the near future you may be interested to learn that Pinter will be reading from his work and chatting to author Blake Morrison at Goldsmiths next month.
The event will be the latest in the Richard Hoggart Lecture Series
which in the past has hosted Martin Amis, Doris Lessing, Hanif
Kureishi and Will Self.
It takes place on Wednesday 9 February 2005 at 6.00pm and is
completely free, but places will be limited. Drop a line to Maria Macdonald to reserve your ticket or phone on 020 7919 7436.
For a map and directions to the College please visit their website.
Personally we're indebted to Pinter for bringing about the sight of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Captain Jean Luc Picard arguing over a pair of shoes a year or so ago in New York, when we were lucky enough to see Kyle MacLachlan and Patrick Stewart in The Caretaker.