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Patrick Smith’s Florida Is A Land Remembered

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Rick Smith presenting Patrick Smith's Florida Is A Land RememberedHi, I’m Rick Smith. Audiences all over Florida have raved about my show about my father, Patrick  D. Smith, and his beloved books, especially A Land Remembered. I call it Patrick Smith’s Florida Is A Land Remembered. It isn’t a stuffy “lecture” or a “talk.” I call it visual storytelling and it’s a fun, fast-paced and entertaining “show!” I love taking this show on the road and I’m coming back in November, 2016 and March, 2017. I hope to meet you along the way.

Few if any books have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida’s past as has Patrick Smith’s beloved novel, A Land Remembered. It has been said many times that people should be issued a copy of A Land Remembered when they cross the Florida state line. It shows you the real Florida, not the vacation destination so many people think of it as.Rick Smith presented Patrick Smith's Florida Is A Land Remembered at the Pasco County Library

A Land Remembered is a key theme of my show, but in order to understand what led him to write this book l also talk about the other books that were important steps in my father’s writing career. In my opinion, every one of them is a gem and Patrick Smith’s Florida Is A Land Remembered is the best possible way to meet the author and understand his work more deeply as I take the stage with this multimedia show about him and the extraordinary experiences that enabled him to write such unforgettable stories about the “river rats” of Mississippi, the Seminoles of South Florida, the plight of migrant workers and ultimately, the pioneers so accurately portrayed in A Land Remembered.

I’ll take the audience on a heart-warming and nostalgic trip back in time to a Florida that once was, is no more, and never again will be.

You can bring Patrick Smith’s Florida Is A Land Remembered to your community. Contact me at Rick@ALandRemembered or call 1-888-744-9381 to book a show for your school, library, museum, historical society, event or other venues. The schedule will fill quickly so don’t wait.

The next tour will be in March 2017.
Just click here and go to March 2017 to view upcoming shows.

 

 

 

I don’t do this show alone. Patrick Smith makes video appearances throughout the program to entertain and enlighten you Florida Author Patrick D. Smithabout his extraordinary life as a writer and his thoughts about Florida.

 He’ll explain things such as how his first Florida book, Forever Island, gained him international attention and resulted in two trips to the USSR and a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize in Literature. This was a crucial step in his writing career and actually inspired him to write a true chronicle of that trip to the USSR.

He’ll explain how he worked alongside migrant workers in order to write Angel City, which helped improve the lives of migrant workers everywhere.

 You’ll learn how he researched A Land Remembered for over two years before he could write it.

 He’ll share his thoughts about the “real” Florida

 See how seemingly random events play into Patrick Smith’s books.

Travel with him on an amazing trip through Florida in 1933.

This show is a sensory delight incorporating video clips, photos, paintings, music, sound effects and a few jokes to transport you to another place and time, all the while I’m narrating it live. In fact, there are over 50 videos in the show, along with some pretty amazing special effects, sound effects, music and more. I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it. I leave time to answer questions and will happily sign your books (even though my Dad wrote them.) Come and enjoy an unforgettable journey into a Florida that once was, is no more, and never again will be.

Here are links to a few sample of videos I use in the show to introduce some of Dad’s less well known books: Here is a video I created to introduce people to The Last Ride.  This one introduces The Seas That Mourn. This one introduces The River is Home.

You can bring Patrick Smith’s Florida Is A Land Remembered to your community. Here’s how.

 

 

Here’s how you can book Rick for your venue.

Scenes From Patrick Smith's Florida Is A Land Remembered

 

 Posted on : January 31, 2013

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  1. […] past year, more than 150 people from North Florida enjoyed “A Land Remembered,” featuring Rick Smith, who discussed the many books written by his late father, the famous […]

  2. william d. griffin says :

    Do I need to make a reservation to attend one of your presentations? If so, how, or is it first come, first served? The most convenient for me will be at Sandhill Scout reservation on Nov. 7, 2015

    1. Hi William,

      It depends on the venue. The event at the scout reservation is being sponsored by the library and you can call (352) 754-4043 to see if reservations are required.

  3. Deeanna Comingore says :

    I noted from your responses to Lynn in November of last year that you would be in Sebastian on November 5 at 5:30 PM, yet our book club was looking forward to hearing you at 5 PM that same night, Nov. 5, 2015, at the Largo Library. Did Sebastian cancel and Largo rebook? You are listed on Largo’s event calendar.

    1. RickSmith says :

      Hello Deanna,

      As you noted, I will be in Largo on November 5, 2015. I was in Sebastian last year (2014), but not again in the current tour.

      With Best Wishes,
      Rick Smith

  4. Leslie Duncan says :

    Just wondering if you’ll be in or near Vero Beach area anytime soon. We would love to see your presentation! My husband is a huge fan!! I actually got to go to one of your father’s lectures at the Vero Beach Book Center and he was awesome. I got a book signed by your Dad for my husband as a Christmas gift that year.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Leslie I don’t have any bookings in Vero Beach in March, 2015 but I will be at the Cape Canaveral Public Library on March 19 at 2:00 PM. I’ll also be at Indiantown at the Elisabeth Lahti Library on March 21 at 3:00 PM.

    2. I think the closest I will be to Vero Beach is at Indiantown at the Elisabeth Lahti Library on March 21st at 3pm. I may pick up another one or two places so check the calendar at http://alandremembered.com/tour_calendar/ to get a good idea of where I’ll be and when.

  5. Just a reminder that your Wednesday, January 28, appearance in LaBelle will be in the 254 seat LaBelle High School Auditorium at 4050 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle 33935 & not at LaBelle Heritage museum itself. Your A Land Remembered Media Tour is the final admission free special speaker program in a two year Neighborhood Grant from the Florida Humanities Council that brings programs not usually available to small communities like LaBelle. Clewiston Museum, where you will present your program on Thursday, January 29, applied for and received this special Florida Humanities Council grant and invited the smaller LaBelle Heritage Museum to collaborate in scheduling 8 special programs over two years starting in Fall 2013.

  6. Just a reminder that your Wednesday, January 28, appearance in LaBelle will be in the 254 seat LaBelle High School Auditorium at 4050 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle 33935 & not at LaBelle Heritage museum itself. Your A Land Remembered Media Tour is the final admission free special speaker program in a two year Neighborhood Grant from the Florida Humanities Council that brings programs not usually available to small communities like LaBelle. Clewiston Museum, where you will present your program on Thursday, January 29, applied for and received this special Florida Humanities Council grant and invited the smaller LaBelle Heritage Museum to collaborate in scheduling 8 special programs over two years starting in Fall 2013.

    1. RickSmith says :

      I’m proud to be there and to be part of the Neighborhood Grant program!

  7. Nicole Larson says :

    Our 4th students, in an Orlando elementary school, just finished reading A Land Remembered and LOVED it. Will you be in and around Orlando in the coming months?

    1. Nicole,

      I sent you a message to let you know when I will be in the Orlando area in January and in March. Were you interested in having me at your school? I have a special school version of my show.

      Rick

      1. Nicole Larson says :

        Hi Rick,
        I see that you we will in the Orlando area in January and March and would still be very interested in having our students listen to your show. Could you please email me with the specifics/ ideas/ etc?
        Thanks,
        Nicole

        1. RickSmith says :

          Hi Nicole,

          I tried to email you but it bounced.

          I will be on tour again in January and March. I will definitely be in Orlando on March 14, a Saturday. I do school visits and could work you school in on the 13th. I do, however, require a speaking fee. I’m on the road continually when on tour and have to cover travel and hotel bills, etc. I ask $500 from schools. The good news is that I’m on the Florida Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. Click here for details >> http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg63RDMFW7fcByn643TNWVRJgRK56dTW9f7WS1C402?t=http%3A%2F%2Ffloridahumanities.org%2Fpatrick-smiths-florida-land-remembered%2F&si=6542032535289856&pi=6540c883-67c6-4c98-cdca-0fd0cd998c3c << and you may be able to get funding from them. I'm also in Winter Park on March 5 and as of now have the day before and the day after open. I have an A Land Remembered show tailored to 4th grade students. I hope this is helpful. Please contact me with question. Rick

  8. Lynn Vernon says :

    Rick…………I know you are planning to be at the Jacksonville Main Library sometime in 2015. Can you please refresh my memory as to the date and time?

    Thank you,

    Lynn

    1. Sorry Lynn … I was just there three days ago! At this time I don’t have any more bookings in Jacksonville, but would love to return.

  9. I JUST MISSED your show yesterday here in Brevard! I can’t believe I missed it 🙁 When will you back to this area?

    1. So sorry you missed it Lisa. We had a great crowd. I will be in Sebastian on November 5, 2015 at 5:30 at the North Indian River County Library and at the Cape Canaveral Library on March 19 at 2:00 PM. Hope you can make one of those.

      Rick

  10. Sherry Cook says :

    Are you going to be in Gainesville? If so, when and where?

    1. We won’t be in Gainesville during 2014 but we will be on March 1st for a Writer’s Group. I don’t know if that will be open to the public. We are still in the process of lining up our tour schedule in January and March so we may very well be in that area again. I’ve put you on my list to get the schedules.

      Rick

  11. Susan Roberts says :

    Very interested in your tour. Couldn’t get “tell
    Me” link to work. Please let me know if you’re in Tampa or Merritt island. I graduated Merritt island HS. Love your dad’s books.

    1. Hi Susan,

      I’ll be in Tampa on October 13 SouthShore library in Ruskin at 4pm, New Tampa Regional Library on October 15 at 3pm, Countryside Library in Clearwater at 2:30pm on October 30, in Odessa at CeeBee’s Citrus event on November 15th at 11am, and then at Jan Platt Regional Library on November 16 at 3pm. I will also be speaking at the Cocoa Library on November 1st at 2:30pm. Hope you can make it to one of these shows!

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