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Join Us on Sept 7, 2023 at 6 PM EST
for a free Virtual Library Event with
Heather Macadam and Simon Worrall, authors of “Star Crossed”

Paris, 1940.   The city is under German occupation and art, culture and music have become acts of defiance.   Spirited student of arts and Jewish teenager Annette Zelman and young, Catholic poet Jean Jausion have found romance despite opposition from their families.  For a time the couple feel they have avoided both their parents’ threats and the relentless Nazis, but the forces gathering around the pair set them on divergent and tragic paths.

Star Crossed is drawn from never-before-published family letters, archival sources and interviews and illustrates what life was like in a city under Hitler’s regime.  

Heather Dune Macadam began her career as a performance artist and Dancer with the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company before turning to writing.   Her books include Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz, which she co-wrote with the 716th woman in Auschwitz and 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Transport to Auschwitz.  

Simon Worrall has written for The SmithsonianThe London Sunday TimesThe GuardianParis ReviewConde Naste Traveler and The New Yorker.  He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine.  His books include The Man Who Forged America and The Very White of Love.

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How do I participate?
We use Microsoft Teams for our Virtual Authors Series. You will either scan a QR code with your smartphone or follow a link to the event online.

What’s the process for joining the event?
You can either use the provided QR code (On flyer)or the link to join.
Please join no earlier than 10 minutes before the start of the event.

Please keep leave your camera off and microphone muted to conserve bandwidth.

The question part of our event will be managed by the event moderator through the chat option.
Please put your question in the chat box and the moderator will ask the question.

How do I connect?
Snap the QR code or follow the link provided. Once you are at the launch page, click on the option to join with the browser.

Do I need to download any software?
You do not need to download Teams; there is an option to join over the web through a browser.

Do I need a computer on a military network? A commercial network?
You can join the meeting on either type of network.

What about portable electronic devices? Can I connect on those?
Yes; if you have Internet access you should be able to connect.

What about Apple products?
If you are using an Apple product, you may not be able to connect using the Safari browser. We encourage you to download Google Chrome in advance and use that browser for the event.

What if I can’t connect? Whom can I contact for help?
If you have trouble connecting, consult the Library.
If you are joining the meeting by cutting and pasting the event URL, be sure, to remove "caution-" if it appears before the link.

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Sept 7, 2023 6 pm EST Heather Macadam and Simon Worrall, authors of “Star Crossed”

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