Patti Smith to Speak at Brooklyn Book Festival in September


Singer, songwriter and artist Patti Smith is set to read from her new book Devotion at the upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival.

The festival, which is in its 11th year, kicks off September 11 and begins with Bookend Events, a weeklong series of literary happenings taking place throughout the five boroughs in bookstores, parks, bars, ferries and other venues. The full schedule has yet to be released. (Last year one such event was a panel with authors Edwidge Danticat, Jonathan Lethem and Pete Hamill.)

Besides Smith, featured authors this year include Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead, Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Meghan O’Rourke, Brooklyn chef Sohui Kim and Jonathan Lethem.

Smith’s book is described as a deep dive into her creative process, and has two essays to go along with the book’s main story.

Smith will read from her new book on Monday, September 11 at St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church at 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, which includes a copy of the book, and you can purchase them here.

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