Reaching For The Gold, July 16, 2013
On this program, we deal with all aspects of aging. And one part of adding on the birthdays is living with memories. Our first guests this afternoon, Deanna Adams, has written extensively about rock-n-roll memories, detailing a more innocent time when we baby boomer were captivated by music that spoke for our generations.
Our second guest, Elly Kover, directs the Nazi Victims unit for Selfhelp which helps seniors remain independent. Many of his clients are dealing with memories of a far less innocent or carefree type than are those Deanna depicts. And as they age – the average age of his clients is 85 - coping with these memories can prove very challenging.
Deanna Adams is a freelance writer, essayist, writing instructor, and speaker whose articles and essays have been published in Ohio Magazine, Writers' Digest, Northern Ohio Live, The Plain Dealer, Sesame Street Parents Magazine, Soho Magazine, Lake County Business Journal, Today’s Family, Lake Erie Living Magazine, and other publications. She also contributed an article on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia.
Her first book, Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection by Kent State University Press, was a finalist for the 2003 ARSC Award (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) for excellence in research, and a 2003 finalist for the Ohioana Book Award for nonfiction.
Her book, Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl, is a collection of true stories about growing up a baby boomer in the Midwest.
Her latest book, Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots, is a photographic celebration of the rich and colorful Cleveland music history of the '50s through the '70s.
Deanna is an instructor at Lakeland Community College, and director of the Western Reserve Writers' Conference, and the founder of Women Writers’ Winter Retreat.
She has recently completed her next book, a novel.
A publishing journalist and a college instructor Harriet finds that these two careers have much in common as they both demand honing communication skills every day. Harriet instructs her students almost exclusively online and her writing is published in print and over the web. Times change but the need to speak to your audience by being concise, yet intriguing, is key.