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Beth David Women Author Talk with Julia Mayer

Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 29 Iyyar 5781

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Julia Mayer Bio

Julia Mayer builds trust with interesting people so that she can ask the question and tell the stories other people don’t.

Fred Terna, a 97 year old Holocaust survivor and renowned artist, has lived one of the most fascinating stories Julia has heard. In “Painting Resilience: The Life and Art of Fred Terna ,” she vividly captures his time in the camps, his recovery after, his challenging relationship with his first wife Stella, and his discovery of what it means to live in safety and comfort for more than 35 years with his wife Rebecca Shiffman and their son Daniel Terna.

Julia’s first book, the young adult novel “Eyes in the Mirror”, was published in 2011 by Sourcebooks.

Julia is Director of Development for Year Up, a nonprofit that provides workforce development for disadvantaged young adults. She has a Masters in Management from Harvard University, a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Boston University, and is a graduate of Bard High School Early College. An avid swimmer and kayaker, she lives is Boston MA with her husband.

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