Library of Congress; Steven SebringBilly Joel and Patti Smith are among the featured guests scheduled to appear during the 2015 edition of The New Yorker Festival, a series of events sponsored by The New Yorker magazine that will be held October 2-4 at various locations in New York City.

Joel will take part in a conversation with Nick Paumgarten, a staff writer for The New Yorker who wrote a profile of the Piano Man that ran in an October 2014 issue of the magazine. The 90-minute Q&A event is scheduled for Sunday, October 4, at 5 p.m. ET at the Acura at SIR Stage37 venue.

As for Smith, she will be interviewed by The New Yorker editor David Remnick on Saturday, October 3, at 9:30 p.m. ET at the MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 1. Patti is expected to discuss her latest memoir, M Train, during the 90-minute event. The book is scheduled to be published on October 6.

The New Yorker Festival offers a variety of discussions and interview sessions with musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and other artists. In addition to Joel and Smith, this year’s lineup includes Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, British producer/musician Mark Ronson, comics Jim Gaffigan and Marc Maron, and actors Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, Julianna Margulies, Jason Segel, Damian Lewis and Ellie Kemper.

Tickets for the fest will go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 11, at noon ET. Visit for more details.

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