A Cultural Evening at Hagopian with Author Astrig Tutelian

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.—First-time author Astrig Tutelian was recently hosted by the Hagopian family at their Birmingham showroom, where she presented her new autobiography, My Life’s Journey.

(L-R) Ed Tutelian, Zabel Belian, Astrig Tutelian, Angela Snow
(L-R) Ed Tutelian, Zabel Belian, Astrig Tutelian, Angela Snow

Tutelian was born in Egypt, but knew by age 12 that she would travel to America to realize her dreams of pursuing a formal education in music, she explained. Bolstered by her unshakeable faith and the support of a loving family, she traveled alone to America at age 19. Her intriguing life story grows with each chapter. She and her husband now reside in Sylvania, Ohio, and are active in the metro Detroit Armenian community.

Following her presentation, guests mingled at a reception, where they enjoyed light refreshments and conversation with Tutelian and her husband.

The Hagopian family is committed to community involvement by sponsoring a statewide Essay Competition for high school students on the Armenian Genocide; hosting the Detroit Chamber Winds “Night Notes” concert series in their Birmingham showroom; and sponsoring a design competition for students at the College for Creative Studies. The family is also recognized as a major benefactor to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

My Life’s Journey can be found on Amazon.com, where it currently enjoys a five-star review status.

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  1. Dear Asdghig,

    I am so glad and proud of you, you worked hard and made your dreams come true.
    God bless you and give you health.
    Love, Betty

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