Join legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith for her latest memoir YEAR OF THE MONKEY. Music critic and author Jessica Hopper will join her in conversation. Featuring a special performance by Maude Maggart and John Boswell.
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On New Year’s Day, 2016, legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith embarked on a year of solitary travel and writing. Her intimate memoir Year of the Monkey offers a kaleidoscopic account of this time on the road, all captured in the candid voice of her previous works, M Train and the National Book Award-winning Just Kids. Lucid and profound meditations on loss, aging, friendship, and American politics are interspersed with fantastical accounts of imagined realities and magical occurrences, giving us new insights into Smith’s virtuosic mind. At CHF, Smith will discuss what she’s learned over the course of her storied career, and the powerful revelations that come from opening yourself up to uncertainty.
This program is generously underwritten by the Arts and Culture Humanist Producers.