An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Presented by Nicola's Books. Tickets available beginning Friday, August 7 at 10 AM at Nicola's Books, Ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone 800-745-3000.

Legendary multi-platform artist Patti Smith will make an exclusive Michigan appearance at the historic Michigan Theater, where she will read excerpts from her new memoir, M Train, lead an audience Q&A, and sign books.

Tickets are $35 and $24.50. All tickets include a hard cover copy of M Train.

Books will be available for pick-up the night of the show at the Michigan Theater. Please present your show ticket at the Nicola’s Books table located inside the Michigan Theater lobby to receive your book.


  • New Arabs by Juan Cole
  • M Train
    by Patti Smith

    Knopf Publishing Group - October 6th, 2015

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    Ms. Smith has said of M Train (Knopf; October 6, 2015), “It’s a roadmap to my life.” The book’s odyssey begins in a tiny Greenwich Village café, where Smith goes every morning, and takes readers on a journey through mind, memory, and spirit. Travel from Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico to a meeting of an Arctic explorer’s society in Berlin, and to Smith’s favorite cafés and haunts around the world. With prose that shifts between dreams and reality, and across a landscape of creative inspiration, M Train illustrates Smith’s deepest literary obsessions, augmented by her own stunning black-and-white Polaroids.

    Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely meditation on endings and on beginnings.

    Ms. Smith is the author of Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, and of five collections of poetry. 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 and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

    More Information: Michigan Theater Event Page

Event date: 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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An Evening with Patti Smith

An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Presented by Nicola's Books. Tickets available beginning Friday, August 7 at 10 AM at Nicola's Books, Ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone 800-745-3000.

Legendary multi-platform artist Patti Smith will make an exclusive Michigan appearance at the historic Michigan Theater, where she will read excerpts from her new memoir, M Train, lead an audience Q&A, and sign books.

Tickets are $35 and $24.50. All tickets include a hard cover copy of M Train.

Books will be available for pick-up the night of the show at the Michigan Theater. Please present your show ticket at the Nicola’s Books table located inside the Michigan Theater lobby to receive your book.


  • New Arabs by Juan Cole
  • M Train
    by Patti Smith

    Knopf Publishing Group - October 6th, 2015

    Order Tickets

    Ms. Smith has said of M Train (Knopf; October 6, 2015), “It’s a roadmap to my life.” The book’s odyssey begins in a tiny Greenwich Village café, where Smith goes every morning, and takes readers on a journey through mind, memory, and spirit. Travel from Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico to a meeting of an Arctic explorer’s society in Berlin, and to Smith’s favorite cafés and haunts around the world. With prose that shifts between dreams and reality, and across a landscape of creative inspiration, M Train illustrates Smith’s deepest literary obsessions, augmented by her own stunning black-and-white Polaroids.

    Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely meditation on endings and on beginnings.

    Ms. Smith is the author of Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, and of five collections of poetry. 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 and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

    More Information: Michigan Theater Event Page

Oct 12 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104