Meet Me at the Wall: The Girls and Women of the Bible

Meet Me at the Wall: The Girls and Women of the Bible

October 14, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Pioneer Valley
Jewish Community of Amherst
742 Main St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Both Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin have long histories of writing Jewish (and other) books. Meet Me at the Well is their first co-authored project: a 21st-century feminist midrash about the girls and women of the Bible, for middle-grade readers on up. The book teases out the women’s stories from behind the men’s and explores them in prose and poetry. The authors will talk about the difficulties and joys of writing the book, and discuss their favorite stories: the well-known—Eve, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Naomi andRuth, Miriam, Esther, Deborah—and the lesser-known—Zipporah, Jael, and others.

Jane Yolen (, often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America,” is celebrating the publication of her 365th book in 2018. Her works range from rhymed picture books for the very young to novels for adults, and have won two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, a Caldecott, the Golden Kite, three Mythopoeic awards, two Christopher medals, the Jewish Book Award, the Kerlan Award, and the Catholic Library’s Regina Medal. Jane has received honorary doctorates from six colleges and universities.

Barbara Diamond Goldin ( is the author of many picture books and story collections, including Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale,The World's Birthday: A Story about Rosh Hashanah, and The Passover Cowboy. She received the prestigious Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award in 1997 from the Association of Jewish Libraries. A former teacher and children's librarian, Barbara is now the director of The Edwards Public Library in Southampton.

No registration is necessary. This event is free and open to all.

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Phone: 4132188706
Email: ba[email protected]
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