News and Events

Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2015

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, Scottish Book Trust and the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association have asked me to speak about Rose Under Fire and the real events behind the story to school groups at Edinburgh Academy. The event will take place on 27 January 2015, which marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a fitting date for this memorial. The Scottish Book Trust has also put together an excellent resource pack for use with Rose Under FireMore information about the event can be found here.


24 Aug. 2014, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Historical Adventures with Elizabeth Laird, Sun. 24 August, 4.30 - 5.30 p.m. at the Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab. Admission £4.50. Both The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird and Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein have settings in Ethiopia. Join tus as we talk history, research and writing books that travel from the Second World War to The Crusades via Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

16 July 2014, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series

On Wed. 16 July 2014 at 6.30 p.m., I'll be speaking at the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series as part of their Teens program. The event is held at the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, Hill House Kaufmann Center, and is sponsored in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Hill House Association, and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 412 622 8866. More details here on the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures website.


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