Merle Feld, 35th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Merle Feld

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Merle Feld is a widely published poet, award-winning playwright, peace activist and educator. Her poems are included in numerous anthologies, in her memoir, A Spiritual Life: Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition (2007) and in a recent volume of poetry, Finding Words (2011). A popular scholar-in-residence nationally, she has facilitated Israeli-Palestinian dialogue abroad on the West Bank and at Seeds of Peace, and has traveled to the former Soviet Union to support and collaborate with Jewish women leaders there. Since 2005 Merle has served as Founding Director of the Albin Rabbinic Writing Institute, guiding rabbinical students and rabbis across denominations to develop and explore their spiritual lives. Merle and husband Rabbi Edward Feld make their home in Western Massachusetts. To learn more about her poetry, plays, and for guidance to support your own writing practice, visit www.merlefeld.com .


Feld read on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.


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