Jean Patrick

Jean Patrick
Topics: History, South Dakota, Women, Writing
Communities: Mitchell
Program Types: Book Club to Go, Chautauqua, One Book South Dakota, Speakers Bureau
Author, Speaker, Storyteller
Mitchell, SD | (605) 770-7345

Women, Sports, & History (Chautauqua)
Patrick uses storytelling techniques to present her award-winning books, The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth & Long-armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics. In the interactive presentation, Jean shows the research & writing process, emphasizes teamwork, and introduces South Dakota athletes. Appropriate for all ages & group sizes.

Mount Rushmore - Revealing the Story
Using archival photographs, little-known facts, and actual tools used by the workers, Mount Rushmore author Jean Patrick tells the story of the planning and carving of the memorial. Her presentation also covers the research and writing process, as well as information about book illustration and design. Appropriate for all ages and groups sizes, including 4th grade South Dakota history units.

The Writing Life
Patrick, the author of twelve books (and several in the works), reveals a behind-the-scenes look at her research and writing process. Jean also provides encouragement, writing advice, and activities for writers of all ages. Presentation can be tailored to any of her books. Please contact Patrick ahead of time with your choice of book. Appropriate for all ages & group sizes.

Memoir Writing
Many people want to write their memoirs but find it difficult to begin. Patrick will help people launch their memoir projects with unique hands-on activities. Contact Patrick ahead of time to discuss the needs of your group. Adults. Group size: 25.