Racing Time Book Signing & Reading
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
"Home of Aiken's Racing Champions"
Located in Hopelands Gardens at 135 Dupree Place (off Whiskey Road) Aiken, SC 29801
Patrick Smithwick will appear at the Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 17. Smithwick will read selections from his latest book, Racing Time.
The signing will begin at 1:30 pm and reading will begin at 2:30 pm.
Racing Time is a memoir of searing intensity shining a healing light into the wounds of loss. Most of all, it is a celebration of life-long friendships with three men—each outspoken, authentic,and a lover of the out-of-doors—the focus being on Smithwick’s friend-of- a-lifetime, Tom Voss. In a period of nine months, Smithwick delivers the eulogies of these three who have been his nexus to the world of steeplechasing and Thoroughbred racing.
Written to stand on its own, Racing Time is the third of a trilogy, following the memoirs Racing My Father and Flying Change.
Racing Time is about breaking through the initial shock of loss and prevailing over the demoralization and paralysis of grief. Smithwick takes the reader through the joy and excitement of shared youthful experiences, into the camaraderie of adulthood, and ends with the clap of a thundercloud, calling on us all to live life to the fullest.
Copies of Smithwick's book may be pre-purchased for $ 35 at the Weeks Center located at 1700 Whiskey Road. Books will be delivered the day of the event
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Aiken Racing Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is located at 135 Dupree Place, Aiken, SC 29801 inside historic Hopelands Gardens.
For more information call 803-642-7631, 803-643-2121