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An Evening with Patti Smith, presented by Berkeley Arts & Letters
"It's a roadmap to my life."
Legendary artist Patti Smith delivers an unforgettable odyssey, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world.
Our coffee-saturated odyssey begins in a tiny Greenwich Village café, where Smith goes every morning, and takes us on a journey through mind, memory, and spirit. We travel from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin, and to Smith's favorite cafés and haunts around the world. With prose that shifts between dreams and reality, and across a landscape of creative inspiration, M TRAIN illustrates Smith's deepest literary obsessions, augmented by her own stunning black-and-white Polaroids.
Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely meditation on endings and on beginnings.
Patti Smith is the author of Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, and of five collections of poetry. Her seminal album Horses has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres; she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. She lives in New York City.
7:30 PM | Berkeley Arts & Letters at First Congregational (2345 Channing Way, Berkeley)
Tickets: $35 / $43, available online at Brown Paper Tickets (or 800-838-3006); tickets at the door only as space is available
First Congregational Church of Berkeley (View)
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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