Author Joseph Conforti will speak about his new book, “Lizzie Borden on Trial: Murder, Ethnicity, and Gender,” during a Brown Bag Lecture Series talk. Conforti opens a window on a time and place in American history relating the details of the murder and the subsequent trial.

WHEN: Noon Wednesday

WHERE: Rines Auditorium at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 871-1700, ext. 723; [email protected]