News & Events

 

story circle book reviews praises Shores Beyond Shores 

(August 29, 2018) - "This book was definitely not light escapist reading, but necessary. This should be required reading in high school history classes." Read more!

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Irene speaks against Trump's separation of immigrant families

Ann Arbor, MI (June 30, 2018) - Irene speaks against Trump's immigrant family policy at a large Families Belong Together rally, saying that the fact that "hundreds of vulnerable children are subjected to this extreme trauma is totally devastating and heartbreaking for me. We are here today because we all have a social conscience and recognize that all of us are responsible for each other. We cannot be bystanders."

Northampton Book launch

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Northampton, MA (June 20, 2018) - Irene spoke about the dangers of history repeating itself on the Bill Newman Show on WHMP. A crowd of well over 300 listened to Irene's presentation at Hampshire Regional High School, braving a storm and power outage! Thanks to Chris Butler and Anne Howland for organizing.

 Irene presenting at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton, MA.

Irene presenting at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton, MA.

Western MA Kick-off

Westhampton, MA (June 18, 2018) - A crowd of well over 300 listened to Irene's presentation at Hampshire Regional High School, braving a storm and power outage! Thanks to Chris Butler and Anne Howland for organizing.

 Irene with Boston Latin School history teacher Cheralyn Pinchem.

Irene with Boston Latin School history teacher Cheralyn Pinchem.

Boston welcomes Irene

Boston and Newton, MA (June 11, 2018) - Irene spoke at Boston Latin High School, and Irene and Kris presented at the Newton Free Library to a large crowd. See the video here. 

author Q & A

Washington, DC (May 28, 2018) - Deborah Kalb interviews Irene about why she wrote her book and her experiences. 

 Irene with co-authors John Bidwell and Kris Holloway signing books.

Irene with co-authors John Bidwell and Kris Holloway signing books.

Ann Arbor Book Launch

Ann Arbor, MI (May 8, 2018) - A full house of 371 attendees greeted Irene at the Ann Arbor City Library for the launch of her book (video). Read more in The Michigan Daily.

Arts Around Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI (May 3, 2018) - Patti Smith interviews Irene and her book.

Michigan Radio book interview

Ann Arbor, MI (April 30, 2018) - Irene talks about the importance of her book to keep the world from forgetting. Listen.

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The diary of anne frank

Fountain, MI (March 18, 2018) - Irene speaks after the performance of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Read more here. 

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presidential Letter of thanks

Little Rock (Feb 13, 2018) - President Bill Clinton sends note to Irene thanking her for presentations.

Never again

Little Rock (Feb 10, 2018) - Irene shares her story, implores Americans to be vigilant against signs of authoritarianism (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette).

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Irene speaks to sold out crowds at clinton presidential center

Little Rock (Feb 1, 2018) - Irene was the keynote speaker to over 1,000 attendees at the Clinton Presidential Center on January 31-February 1. See THV 11 interview with Irene.

Upcoming Events

October 18, 2018 (Thu)  |  National Reading Group Month Authors Panel  |  Greater Lansing, MI  |  7-9 pm

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October 28, 2018 (Sun)  |  Congregation Sinai  |  Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI  |  2:00 - 3:00 pm:  Community wide presentation followed by book-signing and reception

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April 16, 2019 (Mon)  |  Congregation Sinai  |  8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI  |  School visit

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October 29, 2018 (Tue)  |  Seattle Town Hall  |  Details to come

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November 15, 2018 (Thu) |  A Night of Nonfiction  |  Pioneer Valley Writers  |  Amherst, MA  |  John & Kris only  |  Details to come

 

Past Events

March 4, 2018  |  Conference on the Holocaust  |  Richardson, TX  |   The University of Texas at Dallas

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March 15-17, 2018  |  The Diary of Anne Frank Play | Post-play presentationFountain, MI

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March 28, 2018 |  Bowling Green Ballroom  |  Bowling Green, OH  |  Bowling Green University

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April 3, 2018  |  Northampton, MA  | Writer's Night Out (co-authors John D. Bidwell & Kris Holloway only)

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April 21, 2018  |  With NYT-Bestselling author Jan Jarboe Russell  |  Temple Beth Emeth  |  Ann Arbor, MI

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May 8, 2018  |  Ann Arbor District Library, MI

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June 3, 2018  |  Farmington, MI  |  Southeast Michigan Holocaust Center  

 

June 11, 2018  |  Newton Free Library 

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June 15, 2018  |  Springfield Town Hall, Springfield, NH  |  Sponsored by Libbie Cass Library

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June 18, 2018  |  Hampshire Regional High School

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June 20, 2018  |  Book Launch: Reading  |  Northampton, MA  |  Broadside Books