Dave Iverson Author Talk
When Dave Iverson was a 59-year-old broadcast journalist, he decided to do something he’d never imagined: he moved in with his 95-year-old mom. Winter Stars is the story of their ten-year caregiving journey, lasting until his mom’s passing at the age of 105. As America ages, more people are thinking about caring for an aging parent or spouse at home. But for those considering that choice, what lies ahead? Winter Stars helps illuminate the way forward by offering the intimate, unvarnished story of an elderly mom, an aging son, and life’s final journey.
Join the San Rafael Public Library for an author talk discussing Winter Stars at Falkirk Cultural Center on Tuesday, January 17. We encourage you to read Winter Stars before attending—if you need help getting a copy, feel free to call, email, or send us a chat.
About the author:
Dave Iverson is a writer, documentary film producer/director and retired broadcast journalist. When Dave was 59, he moved in to take care of his 95 year old mom. His memoir, Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, an Aging Son and Life’s Final Journey, tells the story of the 10 year caregiving odyssey he shared with his mom until her passing at the age of 105.
Dave has produced and reported more than 20 documentary specials for PBS, including the Frontline film, “My Father, My Brother and Me” which explored his family’s battle with Parkinson’s disease, and Capturing Grace, which tells the story of what happened when a group of people with Parkinson’s disease joined forces with a legendary New York City dance company.
He was a radio and television reporter, producer and host for nearly 40 years, first at Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and then at San Francisco’s NPR affiliate KQED. His awards include a national Emmy, four regional Emmys and numerous film festival citations. He’s also a founding member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council.