Author Kate Christensen will talk about her book “Blue Plate Special,” a narrative in which food – eating it, cooking it, reflecting on it – becomes the vehicle for understanding her life. Christensen explores her history of hunger for food, love, confidence and a sense of belonging in this memoir.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public LIbrary, 5 Monument Square

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: www.portlandlibrary.com; 871-1700