October 28, 2018 (Sun) | Congregation Sinai | 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI | Morning presentation: families with children; afternoon: all congregation reading / talk / Q&A / book signing
October 29, 2018 (Mon) | Congregation Sinai | 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI | School visit
March 4, 2018 | Conference on the Holocaust | Richardson, TX | The University of Texas at Dallas
March 15-17, 2018 | The Diary of Anne Frank Play | Post-play presentation | Fountain, MI
March 28, 2018 | Bowling Green Ballroom | Bowling Green, OH | Bowling Green University
April 3, 2018 | Northampton, MA | Writer's Night Out (co-authors John D. Bidwell & Kris Holloway only)
May 8, 2018 | Ann Arbor District Library, MI
June 3, 2018 | Farmington, MI | Southeast Michigan Holocaust Center
June 11, 2018 | Newton Free Library
June 18, 2018 | Hampshire Regional High School
June 20, 2018 | Book Launch: Reading | Northampton, MA | Broadside Books
News & Events
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
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.
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.
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.
Ann Arbor Book Launch
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.
The diary of anne frank
Fountain, MI (March 18, 2018) - Irene speaks after the performance of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Read more here.
presidential Letter of thanks
Little Rock (Feb 13, 2018) - President Bill Clinton sends note to Irene thanking her for presentations.
Little Rock (Feb 10, 2018) - Irene shares her story, implores Americans to be vigilant against signs of authoritarianism (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette).
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.