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In an exclusive Los Angeles appearance at the Saban Theater, Patti Smith discusses her new book, A Book of Days, chronicling her life through her Instagram posts. In 2018, Patti Smith posted her first photo on Instagram: her hand with the simple message “Hello Everybody!” Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone which included portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat. Over time, a story of a life devoted to art took shape with more than a million followers responding to her unique and imaginative aesthetic. Smith will take the stage alone to discuss the book, her photographs, play several songs, and talk with the audience about her career.

Patti Smith

Patti Smith is the author of Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, and of M Train, as well as numerous collections of poetry and essays. Her seminal album Horses has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres; she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Photo credit: Patti Smith © Steven Sebring.

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