Fri 4 Sep


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Streaming From Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn
Doors open at 9:00 PM
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Presented by Murmrr & Community Bookstore.

Patti Smith presents an evening of words and music celebrating her latest memoir, Year of the Monkey.

Tickets to the stream will include a pre-order of a US copy of Year of the Monkey in English.

For this one-time event, fans from around the world will be able to see Patti Smith on stage at the Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, where she will read from Year of the Monkey and play songs with her longtime bandmate Tony Shanahan.

This event will be filmed at a hundred-year-old synagogue by acclaimed cinematographer Matthew Schroeder with a broadcast scheduled on September 4th @ 9:00PM Eastern Time. It will be a high-end multi-camera visual and sonic experience.


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From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Year of the Monkey is a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year—with an entirely new chapter and ten new photos.

Following a run of concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland as 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—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.

Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world.

Riveting, elegant, often humorous, and now with a wonderful and entirely new chapter, “Epilogue of an Epilogue,” which includes many new photos in Smith’s signature style, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.


PATTI SMITH is the author of Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, and of M Train, Year of the Monkey, as well as numerous collections of poetry and essays. 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.

Photo Credits: Jesse Dittmar

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