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Brooklyn By the Book: Patti Smith
September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Patti Smith returns to CBE to present her new memoir, Year of the Monkey.
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. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs—including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. 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—inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing—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.
Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Year of the Monkey, which will be available for pickup at the event. Please note that there will not be a signing following the event. This program is presented by Community Bookstore, Congregation Beth Elohim, and Murmrr Lit. Doors open at 6:30 PM.