On Wednesday, January 16 at 2 p.m. in the W. T. Bland Public Library, you will have a chance to learn about Patrick Smith, the author of A Land Remembered through his son Rick Smith. Few if any books have captured the spirit
and colorful history of Florida as has Patrick Smith’s beloved novel, A Land Remembered. It has been said
many times that people should be issued a copy when they cross the Florida state line.
Here is your opportunity to get to know the author and his work as Smith’s son, Rick, takes the stage to delight
audiences with a multimedia show about his father and the extraordinary experiences he had which were
necessary for him to write with such authority of Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, “river rats”
of Mississippi, the social injustices of the South and the challenges of the present.
This program is a sensory delight, incorporating video clips, photos, paintings, music and sound effects to
transport you to another place and time. Rick Smith is a professional media producer and his father’s biggest
fan. His passion for his subject is clearly evident in this lovingly produced program. Come and enjoy and
unforgettable journey into a Florida that once was, is no more, and never again will be.
This program is being underwritten by the Mount Dora Library Association. All Library programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call (352) 735-7180 option 5.