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Miami Book Fair Opening with Patti Smith

Miami Book Fair Opening with Patti SmithSunday, November 15, 7pm – Chapman Conference Center, Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210, 300 NE Second Avenue, Downtown Miami

The Miami Book Fair International opens it eight-day festival with one of the early pioneers of NYCs dynamic punk scene, Patti Smith. She has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock and roll for over 35 years and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Considered the punk poet laureate, Smith’s National Book Award-winning memoir “Just Kids,” offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel. Her latest, “M Train”, is a lyrical meditation on endings and on beginnings, augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself. Take the M Train with Patti Smith in her poetic tour de force across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. Sponsored by the Green Family Foundation. Tickets are $30. #MiamiBookFair2015 #miamiREADS @miamibookfair

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