Axinn Center 229
Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Moriel Rothman-Zecher reads from his new novel, Before All the World (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which follows two Yiddish-speaking immigrants from a fictional shtetl in Northeastern Ukraine, to Philadelphia of the 1930s, where they connect to a Black, communist writer, and the three of them try to navigate America’s racial and sexual politics, alone and together. 

Short Bio for Moriel Rothman-Zecher
Moriel Rothman-Zecher is the author of two novels, the award-winning Sadness Is a White Bird (Atria, 2018) and Before All the World (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022). His poetry and essays have been published in Barrelhouse, The Common, The New York Times, The Paris Review’s Daily, Zyzzyva and elsewhere. Moriel is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry through the Bennington Writing Seminars. He has taught creative writing at the University of Dayton, and elsewhere. He graduated from Middlebury in 2011 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Arabic. 

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Creative Writing; Jewish Studies

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Wunnava, Vijaya L.