Photography by Peter Vidor

Michelle Cameron

Michelle Cameron's The Fruit of Her Hands: the Story of Shira of Ashkenaz was published by Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster) in September 2009. Based on the life of the author’s thirteenth-century ancestor, Meir ben Baruch of Rothenberg, a renowned Jewish scholar of medieval Europe, this tells the fictional story of Rabbi Meir’s wife, Shira, a devout but rebellious woman who preserves her religious traditions as she and her family witness the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.

Michelle's full-length novel in verse, In the Shadow of the Globe, a fictionalized version of Shakespeare and his fellows at Globe Theatre, was published by Lit Pot Press in late 2003 and named the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2003-4 Winter Book Selection. It has been performed in various venues, including the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Shakespeare Benefit for Broadway Cares.

Michelle is a director of The Writers Circle, which offers creative writing workshops and events to adults, teens and children in suburban New Jersey, including Summit, South Orange, Maplewood, Montclair, and Ridgewood.

 
 
 

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