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Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • Fitzwater Cafe 728 South 7th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)
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Just Kids by Patti Smith

About the program:

Book Club is a reading group led by DVAA Board Member, Linda Dubin Garfield. This program allows DVAA Members to discuss significant literary works concerning pressing issues in the art world.

To participate in this program, you must be a DVAA Member (including Supporting Members). Then, read the book, and join the discussion with lunch at Fitzwater Cafe.


12pm : Lunch at Fitzwater Cafe
1:30 : Book discussion @ DVAA

About the reading:

This month’s reading: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Just Kids is a memoir by Patti Smith, published on January 19, 2010, documenting her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. "I didn't write it to be cathartic," she noted. "I wrote it because Robert asked me to… Our relationship was such that I knew what he would want and the quality of what he deserved. So that was my agenda for writing that book. I wrote it to fulfil my vow to him, which was on his deathbed. In finishing, I did feel that I'd fulfilled my promise."

Earlier Event: November 17
"Together" Opening Reception
Later Event: November 20
The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman