Patti Smith in Conversation with Maureen Corrigan

  • October 9, 2015

The rock icon discusses her new memoir, M Train, at Lisner Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at 7PM.

Patti Smith in Conversation with Maureen Corrigan

Musician, writer, poet — the artist known as Patti Smith is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has a record on the list of top 100 albums of all time. The French Ministry of Culture has declared her a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, and she was awarded the National Book Award for Just Kids, a memoir that has moved and enchanted thousands of readers. Now Smith continues the story with M Train, visiting eighteen places that have special meaning for her: from the Greenwich Village café where she begins her days to the Michigan home she shared with her late husband and on to the memorials and grave sites of artists that have empowered and inspired her, a list that includes Frida Kahlo, Sylvia Plath, and Rimbaud. Smith complements her journeys with her signature wry musings and her own black-and-white photos.

Patti Smith will be in conversation with Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and most recently author of So We Read On.

This event is part of the Newsmakers Series, a partnership of Politics & Prose and George Washington University, that moves beyond the headlines to spark in-depth conversations about contemporary issues.

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