Marti Eads


Marti Eads is a professor of English at Eastern Mennonite University. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century drama, English modernism, and contemporary Southern fiction, and her articles on those topics have appeared in The Carolina QuarterlyChristianity and LiteratureThe CressetModern DramaThe Southern Quarterly, and Theology.

Eads grew up in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountains and studied literature and theology at Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Durham (UK). She taught at the North Carolina Correctional Center for Women and at Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she held a Lilly Fellowship in Humanities and the Arts from 2001-2003. 

Festival Years: 2002, 2004