ARTIST DONNA BROOKS
Dog, Pal—and other Stories”
The kids (and adults) will be on the edges of their
seats as they hear what happened when five-year old
Dale, “all by himself,” walked down the
country road to meet his daddy (Was that a giraffe he
heard growl?) Then Dale will tell how his mother let
his dog, Pal, in to wake him when she called and Dale
didn’t get up. There’ll be peals
of laughter as the audience, from the youngest child
to the eves-dropping grown-ups, hears the conclusion
of this story. This program varies from twenty
to forty-five minutes—adapted to audience maturity/interest
level. Mr. Smith will weave in the reading of some of
his children’s picture books, a song or two, and
perhaps a bit of “magic.”
to Capture Your Family’s Story”
There's likely a skeleton or two in almost every family’s
closet, but there is much more there that is fascinating,
if we know how and where to look. This hour-long
session (or longer, if desired) offers adults and older
children insights on how they can create a memoir or
write a novel by blending fact, fiction, and family
lore to craft their stories. Your patrons will
discover how to apply techniques Mr. Smith and his daughter,
Lisa Kay Hauser, have used to become award-winning novelists.
Dale will draw examples from Turn Back Time,
Sunshine & Shadow and Secrets of Rebel Cave.
Attendees will learn how to glean and craft family stories
and fascinating tid-bits. Handouts are provided.
Your Gift as a Writer”
Among your most zealous patrons are many who
have a hidden or not-so-secret longing to be a writer.
This session focuses on how they can gather their bits-and-pieces
and weave them into an image-rich tapestry.
They’ll use “The 5 Rs of Writing”,
to give it color and make it sparkle with life. If your
library has a large contingency of homeschooling families,
they would be good prospects for a morning or afternoon
session when other children are in school. Handouts
Family Togetherness: Two Best Tools for Parents”
Want to bond with family members? Want to strengthen
communication? Want to build unforgettable family memories?
Many of your patrons do! Dale Smith has spent a lifetime
working with children and families. He’s
found that two of the best tools for bonding a family
and equipping children for the future are shared read-aloud
times and story-telling times. In this session
he shares delightful and powerful techniques that will
help make the most of these opportunities that are so
valuable for building family traditions and connectedness—and
for equipping children for life. Handouts are provided.
media team will work with your staff to build attendance for your event.
To arrange a library
program, or for more information click here
To see Mr. Smith’s novels and children’s books
other programs by Philip Dale Smith
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