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June 16, 2023, noon -- International Spy Museum, Washington. DC.


More to come! 




September 13, 2022 - keynote speaker at annual memorial service at Dachau for Noor Inayat Khan. September 13 is the date Noor was killed at Dachau in 1944.
    The service, accompanied by music and a candle lighting ceremony, was followed by a tour of sites at the camp related to Noor culminating with my reciting kaddish (the Jewish prayer for the deceased) at the camp's Jewish Memorial, Finally, flowers were laid at the crematorium where Noor's body was burned in 1944. 


June 16, 2022 -- International Spy Museum, Washington. DC. 


June 25, 2021 and June 26, 2020 with Hal Wllson on Delmarva Public Radio, 89.5 fm, a regional affiliate of National Public Radio that serves parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland & Virginia: https://www.delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-today-06-26-2020


July 6, 2021, 7 pm: "Zoom with Authors," Beth El Temple, Harrisburg, PA. For info: 717-232-0556 or patty@bethelhbg@org 


August 24, 2021, The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore MD. 410-377-2966. www.theivybookshop.com


July 13, 2021, 7:30 pm (eastern US time): "Tales of Resistance," The American Library in Paris via Zoom.  In conversation with Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos. Moderated by Alice McCrum, program manager, The American Library. https://americanlibraryinparis.org/event/resistancetales21/


October 2021 and 2021: Brattlboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro VT. 


July 6, 2020, 7-7:50 pm (UK time) -- "Living the Life," The Islam Channel. Originates from London, Available on Sky 737, Virgin 838, FreeviewviaVisionTV 264, DStv 347, eutelsat 10723, DSMART200. Further info: https://islamchannel.tv/


July 9, 2020. 11:45 pm (UK time)- Live interview, Paul Ross' Extra Time, talkSPORTradio. Available on FM104 Dublin; U105.8 fm Belfast; talksport.com; https://tunein.com/radio/talkSPORT-a38533/


July 13, 2020. 8:20 am (eastern Canadian time) -- "CHCH Morning Live" on CHCH tv. Based in Hamliton, Ontario, Canada. Serves 92% of Ontario households. Available throughout Canada on Cogeco Cable (channels 12, 707), Rogers Cable (channels 11, 121, 521), Shaw Direct (channels 345, 41), Bell TV (channels 211, 1057). Live stream: https://www.chch.com/live/


August 1, 2020. interview with Jennifer Palma on Global News BC, British Columbia, Canada: 


August 13, 2020. interview, Oak Crest closed circuit tv, Parkville, MD: https://oakcrest.viebit.com/player.php?hash=gsixcSpL1OvB


April 23, 2020, 7 p.m. -- Marlboro College, Marlboro VT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH8mSvzT1kM


June 10, 2020, 7 pm: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA. Via Crowdcast. In conversation with Rafia Zakaria, author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan. Midtown Bookstore: 717-236-1680, shop@midtownscholar.org. 


June 16, 2020, noon -- Boston Athenaeum. Via Clickmeeting. The Athenaeum: 617-227-0270, events@bostonathenaeum.org . Link to video of event: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7118164/video/432868951 


June 18, 2020, 7 p.m. -- Print: A Bookstore, Portland, ME. Via Zoom. In conversation with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Votes. 


June 24, 2020, 6:30 p.m. -- The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore MD. Via Zoom. In conversation with Ruby Lal, author of Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.  


Oct. 18, 2020, 3:15 pm: Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro, VT. Discission with Lynne Olson about her best seller, Madame Fourcade's Secret War, and about Code Name Madeleine. Via Zoom. 


December 1, 2020, 4-5 pm: The Institute for Islamic-Christian-Jewish Studies (ICJS), Baltimore MD. A Zoomed discussion on courage, faith, resilience. Register at https://icjs.org/magida/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=fd009284-1f59-415e-9f68-a405847242bc


December 13, 2020, 4-5:30 pm: Windham World Affairs Council (southern Vermont) -- A Zoomed conversation on courage & compassion. Free. Register at https://www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org/


January 13, 2021, noon: Writers in Residencies, Lancaster Jewish Community Center, Lancaster PA. Discussion moderated by Prof. Guillame de Syon, Albright College. Via Zoom.  


February 3, 2021: Maryland Club, Baltimore MD. Private club. Private event. 


February 24, 2021, noon. Senior Adventures in Learning, CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County). Via Zoom.


March 17, 2021, 8-9 PM, Temple Israel of the City of New York, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81912840194


March 18, 2021, 7 pm, Beth El Synagogue, Durham, NC. Via Zoom. 


April 8, 2021, 7 pm: Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center, Washington, D.C. Via Zoom.





"The Virtues of Ignorance"

Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:30 a.m.

This event is part of the 2019 Festival of Jewish Literature

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore MD

Writers need to approach whatever they're writing about as empty vessels -- acknowledging the gaps (often, the immense gaps) in their knowledge, knowing these must be filled and eager to fill them. This requires courage, humility, perseverance. Seeded throughout the talk will be examples from my own books about what I didn't know at the outset of a project & the lengths to which I went to (hopefully) fill those holes.