• May 2016

    The new book Norway Wasn’t Too Small. A Fact-Based Novel about Darkness and Survival was launched on May 26, 2016 co-sponsored by the Avon Public Library and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.

  • May 2015

    South Dakota and Viking Lodge 463 of Sons of Norway, Watertown, South Dakota.

  • May 2015

    Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge #70, Thief River Falls, Minnesota

  • April 2015

    Event at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota on April 23, followed by an event at Inver Hills Community College. On April 24 an event Central High School.

  • April 2015

    Scottsdale, Arizona in April 2015. Sons of Norway, Desert Fjord Lodge. April 15 2015

  • Feb 18 2014

    St. James’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, CT

  • Nov 19 2013

    The Old Guard, Inc. – a large group of retired professionals interested in traditional values and furthering social good in the community, West Hartford, CT

  • Nov 12 2013

    Senior Fellowship of the Woodlands Church, Plover, Wisconsin

  • Nov 11 2013

    University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) LIFE (Learning is Forever) Program, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

  • Nov 10 2013

    Vennligfolk Lodge, Sons of Norway, Plover Municipal Building, Plover, Wisconsin

  • Oct 27 2013

    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford, Rhode Island

  • Sept 30 2013

    Bondlandet Lodge, Sons of Norway with the JCC in York, PA

  • Aug 6 2013

    United Brothers Synagogue, Bristol, Rhode Island

  • March 21 2013

    The Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning, Guilford, CT

  • Jan 2013

    Synagogue in New Rochelle, NY

  • Dec 2012

    Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT

  • Nov 2012

    The Royal Norwegian Embassy Washington, D.C. George Washington Univ. Commemoration of the 70th year anniversary of the deportation of Norway’s Jews.

  • Nov 9-10 2012

    Temple Israel
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Oct 2012

    Music City Vikings
    Nashville, Tennessee

  • Sept 2012
    An event is being planned at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York City
  • Sept 24 2012

    Learning in Retirement
    Stamford, CT

  • May 2012
    Scandinavian Cultural Center of Santa Cruz, California
  • May 2012
    Norway Day, San Francisco, California
  • April 2012
    Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE), Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
  • April 2012
    Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation, Simsbury, CT
  • Jan 2012
    The Manhattan Jewish Community Center, New York, New York
  • Dec 13th, 2011
    Beth-El Synagogue Center Sisterhood, New Rochelle, N.Y., together with New Rochelle Hadassah, New Rochelle, NY
  • Thur, Nov 17th, 2011

    Sons of Norway Norseman 91 Lodge. Dinner/Presentation/Book Signing. Westlake Village, CA

  • Wed, Nov 16th, 2011
    Department of Religious Studies
    California State University, Northridge, CA
  • Wed, Nov 16th, 2011
    Fundraising dinner for Heritage Pointe Senior Living at Mission Viejo, CA. This event will took place at the Mesa Verde Country Club, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Tue, Nov 15th, 2011
    The Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation, affiliated with California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Tue, Oct 25th, 2011
    Temple Beth Israel, W.Hartford, CT
  • Mon, Oct 17th, 2011
    ALP, Bloomfield, CT
    Reading Club, W.Hartford, CT, 1:30pm
  • Sept, 2011
    Book Club at the American Embassy in Oslo, Norway, invited by the wife of the American Ambassador to Norway, Ms. Eleanor White
  • Sept 2011
    Presentation at the Oslo synagogue in Norway

Response to Book Events


  • On behalf of the President of Thanks to Scandinavia, Laurie Sprayregen and the Thanks to Scandinavia Board, we would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did at the Museum of Jewish Heritage event on Wednesday April 14th... Read more
  • Irene, I am writing to tell you again about how wonderful your presentation was this past weekend.  Many attendees approached me to tell me how much they enjoyed your presentation.  You are a true scholar and an eloquent spokesperson for your cause... Read more
  • Wednesday evening, May 12, at the Town & County Club in Hartford was a very special event.  There was not a place left for one more person in the dining room... Read more