An Evening of Stories and Music with Patti Smith - Year of the Monkey—at GW Lisner Auditorium

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

An Evening of Stories and Music with Patti Smith 

Join Patti Smith for a reading, discussion, and musical performance celebrating the publication of her latest book, Year of the Monkey.

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Patti Smith gives readers a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith, the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.

There is no public signing, and books will not be pre-signed.

GW student ticket (ID Required): $10
1 Ticket and 1 Book: $30 ($28 for members)
2 Tickets and 1 Book (limited availability): $40 ($38 for members)

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GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Non Fiction
Year of the Monkey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657682
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - September 24th, 2019

Not Signed or Personalized