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(May 02, 2018)

April was an exciting month for  Irene.

As a result of the success of her biography ‘If only I could have News from You’, she was invited to tell the remarkable story of her parents at the 6th annual Genocide Awareness Week, in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is probably the biggest conference of this nature in the USA.  Her talk was very well received and was followed by a successful book-signing session.

 She was most impressed by the questions asked at her talk and by the interest and engagement of her audience.

She was also extremely touched by the kindness and wonderful hospitality shown by the people of Arizona, particularly Prof John Liffiton, the conference organiser, and his wife Julie, whom she has to thank for a wonderful day spent at the Grand Canyon, and to Jason, the marvellous barister at the Saguaro Hotel and his beautiful wife Virginia for coming to her talk and for a fabulous trip to the Heard Native American Museum in Phoenix. 

Irene was accompanied on the trip by fellow Goldenford author, Jennifer Margrave, who gave a creative writing talk at Scottsdale College. 



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