OCTOBER 13, 2016
**Part of the 2016 Ashley Hall Writers Series**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA)—Ashley Hall is pleased to announce poet, Mary Ruefle, as the featured artist in the school’s 2016 Writers Series. On Thursday, October 13, Ms. Ruefle will give a reading from her distinguished body of work, including her newest book of poetry, My Private Property.

This event will be held at 7:00pm in the Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall on the Ashley Hall
campus. The Writers Series is free and open to the public with reservations requested. For further information and to make reservations, visit www.ashleyhall.org.

Mary Ruefle is the author of Trances of the Blast and Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, as well as Selected Poems, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose, The Most of It, and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed!; she is also an erasure artist, whose treatments of 19th century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and published in A Little White Shadow. Ms. Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Robert Creeley Award, 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.

Ashley Hall is the alma mater of noted authors such as Madeleine L’Engle ’37, Josephine Humphreys ’63,
Margaret Bradham Thornton ’77, Nancy Friday ’51 and Alexandra Braid Ripley ’51, and is proud to offer its
Writers Series to the greater Charleston community. Each year, novelists, poets and non-fiction writers share insights on the art and practice of writing.

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