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POSTPONED - Jody Savin discusses and signs Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel

Jody Savin book signing on Tuesday, March 31, at 7pm


WE APOLOGIZE BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. There is currently no reschedule date but we will post updates as we get them. Thank you for your patience. 

A child survivor of the Holocaust, Trudie Strobel settled in California, raising a family and never discussing the horrors she witnessed. After her children grew up, the trauma of her youth caught up with her, triggering a paralyzing depression. A therapist suggested that Trudie attempt to draw the memories that haunted her, and she did--but with needle and thread instead of a pencil. Resurrecting the Yemenite stitches of her ancestors, and using the skills taught by her mother, whose master seamstress talent saved their lives in the camps, Trudie began by stitching vast tableaus of her dark and personal memories of the Holocaust. What began as therapy exploded into works of breathtaking art, from narrative tapestries of Jewish history rendered in exacting detail to portraits of remarkable likeness, and many of her works are now in public and private collections.

In Stitched & Sewn, Jody Savin tells the dramatic story of how a needle and thread saved Trudie Strobel's life twice, and Ann Elliott Cutting's photographs showcase Trudie's remarkable works of art. With a foreword by Michael Berenbaum, author of eighteen books, co-founder of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and co-producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary One Survivor Remembers. (Prospect Park Books)

Jody Savin is a graduate of Princeton University and the American Film Institute, where she earned her M.F.A.  Following college, she worked as a playwright and poet while supporting herself as a musical director for such soap operas as The Guiding Light and As the World Turns, winning three Daytime Emmy nominations. Her poetry has been published in dozens of literary magazines. As a screenwriter, Savin wrote the award-winning TNT documentary Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon, and she wrote, produced and distributed the independent films Bottle Shock, Nobel Son, and CBGB.  She has also written and produced feature films for Disney, Universal, Columbia, and 20th Century Fox. 

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel Cover Image
By Jody Savin, Ann Elliott Cutting (Photographer), Michael Berenbaum (Foreword by)
Please call for price (626)449-5320.
ISBN: 9781945551765
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Prospect Park Books - April 7th, 2020

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