Monday, May 21, 2012


Patti Smith will interview Neil Young when he makes his appearance at North America’s premier book industry event.  “A Conversation with Neil Young and Patti Smith” will take place on Wednesday, June 6 at 12 noon in the Special Events Hall at the Javits Center.  Ms. Smith’s discussion with Mr. Young will focus on his upcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace to be published in North America by Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), in fall of 2012. 

“I am very grateful to Patti Smith for agreeing to participate, as I am to Neil Young and most especially Blue Rider Press for putting this all together.” notes Steve Rosato, Show Manager for BEA.  “This will be a huge attraction for everyone attending our show.   Booksellers, media, and other book industry professionals have a unique opportunity to be a part of a very exclusive once-in-a-lifetime event.  We are honored to have Mr. Young and Ms. Smith at BEA.”

“A Conversation with Neil Young and Patti Smith” is free to all convention attendees.  Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  Lunch will not be provided but guests are free to bring their own lunch. For more information about BEA, please visit and connect with BEA on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. 

The photos below: Neil Young's is from Blue Rider Press while the Patti Smith photo is one of her notable portraits shot by Robert Mapplethorpe.  

1 comment:

  1. I've heard the interview of patti smith on neil young. The two had a great conversation.