Speakers

Vanessa Ochs

Inventing Jewish Rutual

Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, PhD, is professor of Religious Studies and a member of the Jewish Studies Program at UVA. Her book, Inventing Jewish Ritual received the National Jewish Book Award. Her forthcoming book is a “biography” of the Passover Haggadah.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Gregory Orr

A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry

Gregory Orr, author of A Primer for Poets & Readers of Poetry, lives in Charlottesville and has taught for over forty years as a professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he founded its MFA Program in Writing.

Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry