Genocide Awareness Week 2015 – Scottsdale AZ

Scottsdale Community College is hosting Genocide Awareness Week 2015 this April 13-18. The week’s theme is “Not on Our Watch.” Speakers will represent many different world areas including a topic I’m still learning: the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide of 1915, where Turks killed 1.5 million Armenians. I am honored to be speaking on Wednesday April 15 at 1:30 and would love to have you join me. The topic is “Poles as Victims and Heroes under Hitler and Stalin.”

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Loved the Desert Stars, Rising Nights Writers Conference

desert nights rising stars1I just spent three days at the Desert Stars, Rising Nights Writers Conference, sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing (Arizona State University.) Then I got an email this afternoon that I made semifinalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary contest for nonfiction – with the first 4,000 words of my book. Now all I want to do is write! It’s been a great three days to hone craft and network.

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