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People of the Book Author Series: Virtual Author Event with Michelle Cameron
October 12 | 7:00 pm
People of the Book Author Series showcases authors and presenters from Western New York and beyond. Join us as we explore diversity, culture, and Jewish identity through our virtual and in-person author events!
Did you know Napoleon had a Jewish nickname? Or that he demolished Italy’s ghetto gates, freeing that country’s Jews from their nightly incarceration? Come meet Michelle Cameron, author of “Beyond the Ghetto Gates,” an award-winning historical novel about this generally unknown episode of Jewish history.
“A gripping peek into a bygone Italy and an astute look at the era’s prejudice.” — Kirkus Reviews.
Michelle Cameron is the author of works of historical fiction and poetry: Beyond the Ghetto Gates (She Writes Press, 2020), The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz (Pocket, 2009), and In the Shadow of the Globe (Lit Pot Press, 2003). She lived in Israel for fifteen years (including three weeks in a bomb shelter during the Yom Kippur War) and served as an officer in the Israeli army teaching air force cadets technical English. Michelle is a director of The Writers Circle, an NJ-based organization that offers creative writing programs to children, teens, and adults. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and has two grown sons she is inordinately proud of. Visit her website for more information https://michelle-cameron.com.
- Katie Wzontek
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