Hear Chris Riddell talk children’s books, Bettany Hughes describe Istanbul’s many incarnations and Steve Richards on political outsiders, all at the Bridport literary festival. The Electric Palace, South Street, Bridport. £5-10. bridlit.com.
The Taunton literary festival demystifies “the writing process and getting published: the experience of three women novelists, Sonja Price, Kate Lord Brown and Jenny Kane”. Brendon Books, Bath Place, Taunton, 6.30pm. £5. tauntonliteraryfestival.net.
Get your shopping sorted early: Matt Haig will be signing copies of his Christmas trilogy, A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas and Father Christmas and Me. Waterstones, 15 Coney Street, York, 4pm. Free. waterstones.com/events.
University of Leicester alumna Adele Parks describes “my path to becoming a bestselling novelist” at Literary Leicester. University of Leicester, 7pm. Free but ticketed. www.le.ac.uk/literaryleicester.
Michael Frayn discusses his new book Pocket Playhouse, his plays, books and more. Duke Street church, Richmond TW9, 7.30pm. £10-12. richmondliterature.com.