Brownstoner reports the legendary punk priestess, poet and author, Patti Smith will kick off the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) with a reading from her new book, Devotion. BKBF describes the latest tome as a “deeply personal look into the alchemy of Smith’s creative process.”
Aptly, the “Bookend” event takes place Monday, September 11th at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street. Smith will begin reading at 7:00 pm, seating is first come-first served. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased HERE.
The festival marks it’s 11th year and runs through September 17th. Highlights include a Children’s Day on September 16 in MetroTech Commons and Festival Day in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, September 17. Other authors of note: Karl Ove Knausgård, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud, Chris Hayes, Carolyn Forché, Sarah Dessen, Alexandra Bracken, Thi Bui, Lynn Nottage, Hisham Matar, Maira Kalman.
Photo: Jesse Ditmar via Official Patti Smith
UPDATE: The event is now sold out.