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LITERARY CALENDAR

Author authority

Writers Talking features poet and novelist Annie Dawid. Dawid directs the creative writing program at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. She is the author of the short-story collection 'Lily in the Desert' and the novel 'York Ferry.' She will discuss her recent work and the writing process.

Dawid speaks at7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Central Library,801 S.W. 10th Ave.

Writers rap

Write Around Portland is a nonprofit that helps low-income people find their writing voices and then publishes their work. WRAP anthologies include diverse personal vignettes, fiction, poetry and essays. At this event, seven WRAP writers share their work.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Clandestine club

Robert Littell presents 'The Company: A Novel of the CIA,' a tome that melds world history and personal stories for an up-close look at the Central Intelligence Agency. Littell imagines the lives of college recruits as they rise through the ranks.

Littell reads at7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Photographic memories

Chellie Kew and her husband intended to stay in Africa for two years before returning home to Oregon. When she learned of the full extent of the AIDS crisis on the continent, she turned in her plane ticket and stayed longer to help. 'African Journal' features Kew's poignant photos and stories about their time in South Africa.

Kew appears at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.