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Patti Smith
David Remnick

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture

Patti Smith will speak with New Yorker editor David Remnick as part of the New Yorker Festival. The annual event brings together key figures in politics, books, film, music, art, and popular culture for three days of programming, including panel discussions, live performances, intimate conversations, and exclusive screenings. A copy of Smith’s new memoir, Year of the Monkey, is included with each ticket. The event has reached capacity.

Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)

Patti Smith: Year of the Monkey (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)

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