Someone Reading a Book is a Sign of Order in the World – Mary Ruefle

Mary Ruefle is joining us for a masterclass, reading and discussion on Friday. Join us!
Key words: writing, erasing, everything.

She is the author of the Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose and a comic book. Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

The Line Break: An Interview with Mary Ruefle

The 2015-2016 season of Writers Read continues with a Master class and a reading by Mary Ruefle on September 25th, 2015. Join us!

An interview, suggestions for writing exercises, and a reading from Mary Ruefle in which she reminds us that “there are people who forget that writing is a joyful activity.” From the Campus Poetry SchoolCulture Laser Productions and the Scottish Poetry Library. Listen here.

A Year of Collaborations: The 2015-2016 Season


This year Writers Read is bigger than ever, with authors from across Canada, Ireland, and the US. So far we have confirmed fifteen authors beginning with Jordan Tannahill (Sept 22nd), Mary Ruefle (Sept 25th) and Major Jackson (Sept 30th).  This year we are in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Irish Studies, the Centre for Expanded Poetics,Universite de Montreal, and Librarie Drawn & Quarterly. We are also collaborating with our very own creative writing students–who will curate part of a literary festival in March 2016. Off The Page marks a major evolution of Writers Read. We are scheduling our spring events to coincide with the student driven festival to ensure a melange of emerging and established authors, both local and from afar. We offer a list of events here, with a request to mark off March 17-20 for our festival that we hope offers even more surprising collaborations of readings, panels, and literary detournements.

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