Sydney Writers’ Festival has today announced a special one-off event with Patti Smith in conversation with Paul Kelly.
Happening at Sydney Town Hall on 8 April ahead of the festival, Smith will tell the story behind her latest New York Times-bestseller, Year Of The Monkey, and share her thoughts on “loss and ageing, personal catastrophe, political grief – and hoping for a better world”.
Blending memoir with fiction, Year Of The Monkey follows Smith through a year of solitary wandering “from Southern California to the Arizona desert, from the Kentucky farm of a friend in crisis to the hospital room of a valued mentor”.
Smith will be in the country as part of her appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest.
She will also play a handful of headline dates.
“I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back – so I’m delighted that I was wrong,” Smith shared at the time of the tour announcement.
Scroll down to theGuide for more details about the tour.
Sydney Writers’ Festival will be held from 27 April to 3 May with the program expected in March. For more details, follow the link here.