The week ahead in literary London
Wednesday: Bookslam with Will Self is sold out tonight, so why not console yourself with some of these events instead?
Jerry White will be talking about how London is a great city (naturally) at the Museum of London (6.30pm, £5 / £3).
Test your literary brain at the Big Green Bookshop's quiz (7pm, £5 per team). Greg Stekelman is your host for the evening.
Dr Jane Dowson discusses the history of anthologies of women's poetry with poets Maura Dooley and Carrie Etter at the Southbank Centre (8pm, free but you need to book a ticket).
It's not Jewish Book Week but they're still organising a chance to hear David Grossman talk about his new book. Email geraldine [at] jewishbookweek.com to book tickets for the event at Friends House (7pm, £15 / £10).
The Farrago SLAM! is back with AF Harrold, Niall Spooner-Harvey, Pierre Ringwald, Mab Jones and a feature debut from Vanessa Kisuule (7.45pm, £6 / £5). If you want to try out your own talents there are open mic slots.
Saturday: Raymond Briggs is doing a signing at Foyles on Charing Cross Road - get there early to secure a place in the queue (2pm).
Clive Bloom charts the history of London through its protests and revolts at Housmans (5pm, free).
Salisbury House Poets welcomes Frances Wilson, John Godfrey, Suzanne Godfrey and Ray Harper to Edmonton (7.30pm, £3.50 / £2.50).
Monday: Gwyn Topham, Sarah Drinkwater and Nikesh Shukla (who we liked at Literary Death Match) will be telling stories about themselves at Let Me Tell You About Me down at The Book Club in Shoreditch (7.30pm, £5).
Tuesday: Booker winner DBC Pierre talks about his new book, Lights Out in Wonderland, at Foyles (6.30pm, free but email to reserve a place).
Rohan Kriwaczek talks about the many 'deaths' of Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer at the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green (7pm, free).
Tim Butcher and Anthony Sattin are in conversation at Daunt's Chelsea shop (7pm, £5).
3:AM Magazine contributors Owen Hatherley and John Houghton talk about building programmes and design standards at 1 Fitzroy Square (7pm, free).