Author Peter Korn details his book “Why We Make Things and Why it Matters,” a look at the nature and rewards of creative work and how the practice of contemporary visual arts, in general, and craft, in particular, is transformational to the individuals and society. This Art & Authors talk will be followed by a free admission and discussion at the Portland Museum of Art.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: weyand@portland.lib.me.us; 871-1700, ext. 723