Two new magazines from the Canterbury area: the fabulously designed ZONE (see www.zonepoetrymagazine.com) and Splinter (www.facebook.com/splintermag). A few years back it was hard to imagine productions like these appearing in this part of Kent. I used to think it was because of the proximity to London (big bands tend not to play here either) but Canterbury is no closer to the Wen than Brighton. Both mags have been out for a bit but will have launches soon. Splinter’s is for a new issue and will be held in London at the Betsy Trotwood, 7.30 on Tuesday November 26; the ZONE reading will take place in Canterbury at the Veg Box aka Free Range on November 29th (with readings and performances by Allen Fisher, Simon Smith, Sam Bailey and Juha Virtanen) at 7.30. There will be a further ZONE launch on December 12th in Keynes Lecture Theatre 5, University of Kent.