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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet discusses dyslexia Feb. 22 at Elizabethtown College's Bowers Writers House

Philip Schultz shares his experience with a learning disability, offers public poetry reading

Philip Schultz at E-town

One of American Poetry's longtime masters of the art, Philip Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize winner and founder/director of New York's The Writers Studio, discusses his learning disability and reads his poetry Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Elizabethtown College.

At 11 a.m. Schultz speaks on "Learning About Dyslexia" in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.  At 8 p.m. he will give a public reading of his poetry at the College's Bowers Writers House.

Schultz was diagnosed later in life with dyslexia, a learning disability that impairs a person's communication and writing skills, and last year he published "My Dyslexia,"  a book on his childhood struggles with the disorder.

Dyslexia bookAt Elizabethtown, he will offer a frank and tender discussion of his experiences.  In addition to his book, Schultz also wrote several collections of poetry, including "Failure," the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Other collections include "The God of Loneliness: New and Selected Poems," "Living in the Past," and "The Holy Worm of Praise."

Both events are open to the public, and admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  It is recommended to arrive half an hour early so as to secure seating.

Contact: Jesse Waters at or 717-689-3945.

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