Bryn Mawr to honor Patti Smith

US veteran rocker Patti Smith at a recent event in Paris. (Getty Images)
US veteran rocker Patti Smith at a recent event in Paris. (Getty Images)
Posted: September 28, 2012

Noted musician, songwriter and poet Patti Smith will receive Bryn Mawr College's 2013 Katharine Hepburn Medal, the college announced.

The South Jersey native will be awarded the medal on Feb. 7 at an event in Goodhart Hall.

The musician "was a trailblazer in the male-dominated world of rock and roll, and conveys enormous passion and continues to transform herself throughout her artistic journey," the college said in a statement.

Smith is also a writer and visual artist. Her debut album Horses was a major influence on the New York punk rock scene.

Previous medal winners are Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Jane Golden and Helene Gayle.

Academy award winner Katharine Hepburn was a member of the college's class of 1928.


Contact staff writer Mari A. Schaefer at 610-892-9149, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

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