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Patti Smith is a singer, songwriter, poet, and visual artist. Her memoir, Just Kids (Ecco, Harper Collins 2010) about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, just won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction. Smith will read excerpts from the book and her poems and perform some of the music that made her famous. (photo: 2007 © Edward Mapplethorpe). NO TICKETS REQUIRED. ADMISSION TO MCCOSH 50 WILL BE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 pm. A simulcast room for late-comers will be available in McCosh Hall 46.