Schedule of Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Sat. Sept. 3,6-8pm, Elation Brewing’s Author Bash

Norfolk, VA

Mon. Oct. 3, 4-5pm, ODU Literary Festival

University Theater, Norfolk, VA

Thurs. Oct. 20, 12-1pm, Lunchtime Lecture: National D-Day Memorial

Bedford, VA & Virtual

Wed. Nov. 2, 7-8pm CT, Writing a Memoir: Olathe Public Library

Olathe, KS/Virtual

Sat. Nov. 5 10-11am, WWII Author Talk: Pretlow Library

Ocean View, VA

Sat. Nov. 19, 1pm, Author Talk & Signing, Prince Books

Norfolk VA

Sat. Dec. 3, 10-12pm Holiday Open House Book Bin

Onancock, VA

December 17, 2022 10am-1pm: Friends of the National WWII Memorial


Friends of the National World War II Memorial presents a Monthly Conference Series to learn more about the spirit of unity and shared purpose that defined the character of our country during World War II.  This series of monthly half-day virtual conferences features discussions with WWII veterans, war orphans, and published authors. Register today for free to join this unique digital experience.


January 24-26, 2023: 78th Battle of the Bulge Anniversary

Washington D.C.

The Embassy of Luxembourg will host a reception for our veterans, family and friends on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 25, 2023 to commemorate the end of the battle. Also included are 3 wreath-laying ceremonies at the Battle of the Bulge Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and WWII Memorial! We will also have a historical program with speakers and hospitality room on January 24. Click the itinerary link below for details and register by the January 2nd deadline.

February 5, 2023 6:30-8pm: Ghent Square Lecture Series

Norfolk, VA

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, author of The Time Left between Us will read from her book regarding the liberation of Buchenwald and her visit to Dachau.

*Private event, members of Ghent Square only

March 13, 2023 7-8pm: Tired Eyes Book Club

Camden County Library, NJ/Virtual

At this month’s Tired Eyes Book Book Club discussion we will be joined by author Alicia DeFonzo to discuss her narrative non-fiction work The Time Left Between Us. DeFonzo recounts her Grandfather Del’s experiences during World War II as an Army combat engineer. Her decade long journey to understand both the war and how it impacted her beloved grandfather includes extensive research, travel across Europe, and ultimately leads to a new understanding of family.

Apr. 12, 2023 5:30-6:30pm: Perry Honors College Presents

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University Perry Honors College hosts a reading and reception by Senior Lecturer and author Alicia DeFonzo of The Time Left Between Us. Book raffles, appetizers, and drinks served to Perry Honors College alumni and students.

May 13-20, 2023 Travel Writing: Old Dominion University

London, UK

This experiential learning course takes students on an adventure to London as a contributing travel writer for Conde Nast Magazine. Under the study of author, Alicia DeFonzo, students learn independent and collaborative writing and thinking skills and first-hand, primary research thrust into real-world experience.

July 24, 2023 11:50am – 1:15pm: Fall for the Book Festival


“Reinventing Genres with author Alicia DeFonzo” Fall for the Book Festival presents author of narrative nonfiction The Time Left Between Us, who speaks to how she challenged the nonfiction war genre by hybridizing various genre styles and writing techniques. The Library Journal calls her book, “a deeply personal venture but also one of significant importance now and for all future generations to learn from.” 

October 20, 2023 With Good Reason

DeFonzo returns to national NPR syndicate and award-winning “With Good Reason” hosted by Sarah McConnell about the veteran experience surrounding her nonfiction narrative The Time Left Between Us.

Join us live or streaming.