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“Motherland,” the play

Last Monday, the Chicago Writer's Bloc and Perennial Theatre Chicago met to discuss several new plays -- including one based on my first book, "Motherland" -- which will be featured in a Chicago festival in September 2020. The Perennials are a group of older theater artists, many of whom are part of the Steppenwolf Theater Company. This group recently read the script for "Motherland," and I had chills watching their ...

Video conferencing with a Basel book club

Yesterday, my mother and I video conferenced with a book club in Basel. Amazed by the technology, Mom turned to me in the middle of our conversation and asked: "Are we really talking to a book club in Basel, Switzerland?!?" When she came to this country, she couldn't call her parents -- who had the first phone in her village, Stockstadt -- because the lines were unreliable and expensive. Some ...

Daily Herald covers author visit for all-school reads program

https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200124/author-visits-viking-middle-school

The Rock Star of Middle Schools!

Students delight in meeting Edith, Westerfeld, FSC's mother and the subject of her books. Edith, who is 94 years old now, is living history. She tells students of her childhood experiences during the Holocaust.

Another presentation at Algonquin Middle School

https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/author-holocaust-survivor-schedule-return-to-algonquin-middle-school/

Seattle History blog features THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

https://wedgwoodinseattlehistory.com/2019/11/29/an-immigrant-in-wedgwood-gerdas-story/three-stars-in-the-night-sky-by-fern-schumer-chapman/
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