The Deering Estate will present author and longtime Cutler Bay resident Ernie Sochin for an author’s presentation and book signing of When I Was Your Age.
The book describes the author’s first-hand experiences of the generation gap and shares his lessons as a visiting lecturer at local elementary and middle schools. Simply put, he loves reminiscing about the old days, and has written a book comparing those days to the present.
The event will take place at the Deering Estate’s Visitor Center Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m., and is open free to the public.
The event is of part of annual Theatre Lab Programming at the Deering Estate, located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. The Visitor Center Theatre and parking lot are located at the end of SW 168th Street, east of Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay.
Sochin, a Florida resident for 48 years, originally is from Boston, MA. Creating roots in the South Florida community with his wife of 53 years, Rhoda, he has served as a public figure in many capacities interacting with audiences through radio, print and local government. With an extensive career as a radio talk show host he was followed by listeners on WINZ, WIOD, WSBH, WFTL; worked as an instructor at Dale Carnegie, and has been serving the Town of Cutler Bay since its inception. Most recently he has served as vice mayor.
Sochin, who also writes a column for the Cutler Bay News (one of Miami’s Community Newspapers), loves reminiscing about the old days, and has written a book comparing those days to the present. This is Sochin’s first book publication, which has received great reception, including a Sept. 25 event at Books and Books in Coral Gables.
Arts programming at the Deering Estate at Cutler is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the South Florida Theatre League, and the Deering Estate Foundation Inc.