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LITERARY CALENDAR

Sex talk

David Loftus presents his book 'Watching Sex: How Men Really Respond to Pornography.' The Portland-based writer interviewed more than 150 men about their experiences with pornographic material.

Loftus reads at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the Collins Gallery at Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave.

You can go home again

Janisse Ray made a major life change when she moved from a progressive small city back to the rural Georgian town of her childhood to raise her 9-year-old son. Ray chronicles the experience in 'Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home.'

She speaks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Words from the wise

The Willamette Writers group hosts a talk on self-publishing and marketing books. A variety of professionals including an entertainment lawyer, editors and publishers share their insights.

The event is from 7 p.m. to8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Old Church, 1422 S.W. Clay St.

Out and about

Billy Bean presents 'Going the Other Way,' his memoir of being a gay baseball player in the notoriously antigay world of major league baseball. Bean had a successful career in the majors playing for three teams from 1987 to 1995.

Bean appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Powell's on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Ñ Compiled by Tina Satter