The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to present Patti Smith in Conversation: A Mark My Words Event. This special program, centered around a discussion of Smith’s second memoir M Train, will be held at the Immanuel Congregational Church at 10 Woodland Street on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm.
Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock and roll. She has released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
Smith’s 2010 memoir Just Kids won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The Chicago Tribune called Just Kids “The most compelling memoir by a rock artist since Bob Dylan’s ‘Chronicles: Volume One,’ written with intimacy and grace.”
Just Kids tells the story of Smith’s life in the late 1960s and early 1970s while also serving as a tribute to her friendship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. M Train is a collection of observations, memories and a deliberation on loss and longing, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. Patti Smith has described M Train as “a roadmap to my life.”
Smith will be joined in conversation by Colin McEnroe, host of WNPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show.
Ticket price includes a copy of M Train. Just Kids will also be on sale at the event.
$20.00 MTH&M Members – Discounted advance ticket sales for Members only will be available on Thursday August 25. 10:00 a.m. Priority seating will be given to MTH&M Members.
For the opportunity to secure pre-sale tickets and priority seating for Patti Smith, become a member today! Please visit our website or call 860-280-3112.
$25.00 General Public – On sale is Monday August 29. 10:00 a.m.
The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Mark My Words series is generously sponsored by:
The Wish You Well Foundation
and Hoffman Auto Group.
Additional Support by:
The State Department of Economic and Community Development
Greater Hartford Arts Council