Bay Area Book Festival in conjunction with City Lights Booksellers present, Extraordinary Dreamer: Patti Smith on "Year of the Monkey.” Patti Smith in an intimate evening of reading and music celebrating the paperback release of Year of the Monkey. Tickets can be purchased here.
She redefined rock and roll for a generation, defied conventional expectations at every turn, and created enough zeitgeist-shaping art for more than one lifetime. Now Patti Smith has something new and beautiful to share: a “beautiful, elegant, and poetic” (NPR) memoir chronicling a transformational year of personal loss, cross-country travel, and political upheaval. Year of the Monkey reprises the spellbinding storytelling we all fell in love with in her National Book Award-winning Just Kids and bestselling M Train, conjuring the complexity and magic of an extraordinary dreamer’s inner life. In this unique experience, Patti will play a few songs with longtime band mate Tony Shanahan and share passages from Year of the Monkey.
Each ticket purchase includes a paperback copy of Year of the Monkey (note: we can only ship within the United States), event admission, and a link to the recorded conversation for viewing after October 8th.