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Author Talk: Kid69

  • Dates: August 30, 2019
  • Time: 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
  • Overview

    Sandy McKnight is an area musician of note, but his latest project is a memoir recounting his amazing adventures in 1969, Kid69. As the world went a little mad in that tumultuous year, Sandy, just 15, left his Brooklyn home after being kicked out of school, and rented a studio apartment in the hippie Mecca known as the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Against a backdrop of a miracle summer (Moon landings, Amazin' Mets, and Woodstock) his adventures capture the zeitgeist of a unique time in history. A year that began with optimism and limitless horizons came crashing back to stark reality by December. It's a coming-of-age story, not only of a young man/boy, but of a society growing up, recognizing its truths, and reassessing its values.

    Sandy will read a chapter from Kid69, tell amusing stories about his experiences, and take questions from the audience.

    Registration is recommended but not required.

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