Greatest Hits: Patti Smith
Patti Smith reads from Just Kids, her memoir about life with Robert Mapplethorpe. (Running Time: 13:19)
After more than 7 years of weekly readings, The Writers' Block is evolving into something new! But, before we get to where we're going, let's take a look back at where we've been. Allow Patti Smith, the Godmother of Punk, to take you on a trip to back to '60s New York with a reading from Just Kids!
About the Author:
Patti Smith: Patti Smith is a writer, artist and performer. Her seminal album Horses was followed by nine releases including Radio Ethiopia, Easter, Dream of Life, Gone Again and Trampin'. Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Patti Smith Complete 1975 - 2006. On July 10, 2005, she received the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest grade awarded by the French Republic to eminent artists and writers who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts throughout the world.
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