Wednesday: There's some emergency verse at the Southbank Centre: Alan Morrison, David Kessel, Niall McDevitt and Naomi Foyle read at the launch of Special Edition's anthology against budget cuts (8pm, free).
Friday: Ruth O'Callaghan presents Ward-Wood Poets Angela Alexander and Mike Harwood in Camden (7pm, £5 / £4).
Sunday: Anthony Hett is Live and UNamplified at The Book Club, with musical friends (6pm, £3).
Monday: Blake Morrison, Kate Miller, Katrina Naomi and Jocelyn Page are Talking Rhythm at the Prince of Greenwich (7.30pm, £3).
Tuesday: Wilbert Rideau reads from his new book and makes a plea for rehabilitation before punishment in US prisons. Former prisoner Erwin James joins in the discussion, hosted by Rachel Billington, at the Free Word Centre (6.30pm, £8 / £5).
The power and diversity of words gets celebrated at The Book Club's Interrobang, with comedians, writers and musicians all (7pm, £3).
The language of sport gets the once over at the British Library, in the company of Eleanor Oldroyd, Andy Zaltzman, Harry Pearson, John Leigh and Martin Kelner (6.30pm, £7.50 / £5).