ONBC's Next Read -- Patti Smith's Devotion
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Our read for early Fall will be Patti Smith's Devotion. A small book that can be read over a day or savored over several weeks, Devotion explores why the writer is driven to write, and how inspiration grows out of life experience. We will accompany Patti on a trip to Paris, a day trip to Sète, a French city on the Mediterranean, and Albert Camus' home in Lourmarin, Provence.
And something new. This time a good portion of the book is dedicated to a short story about obsession, begun by Patti on her trip to Sète and richly illuminated by those fleeting sparks of inspiration that come at writers unexpectedly. A great opportunity to sit with a writer as she creates.
Tidbits will begin on Monday, September 24th.
Please note: the paperback version of Devotion, which will be released September 4th, is 120 pages, approximately twenty pages longer than the hard cover. The ever-committed Fireflydances has ordered this new edition and will provide updates on any differences she finds between the two. The paperback also costs less.