Philip Schultz, at turns “prayerful, nostalgic, and elegiac” (Library Journal) and “raging, kaleidoscopic…exhilarating.” (Booklist)
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 15, 2014
Who & what: Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Schultz will read from his just released The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse at The San Francisco Public Library on March 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. The reading is free to the public.
This astonishing novel in verse tells the story of Henryk Wyrzykowski, a drifting, haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco welfare building and translating his mother’s diaries. The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre, an event that took place in German-occupied Poland in 1941. Wildly inventive, dark, beautiful, and unrelenting, The Wherewithal is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war.
Philip Schultz, at turns “prayerful, nostalgic, and elegiac” (Library Journal) and “raging, kaleidoscopic…exhilarating” (Booklist), is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The God of Loneliness, Deep Within the Ravine, and Failure, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He is the founder/director of The Writers Studio and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Among many other publications, his poetry and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and the Paris Review, and in 2011 he published a memoir, My Dyslexia.
Founded in 1987, The Writers Studio now offers classes in New York City, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Tucson, and online during four 10-week sessions per year. San Francisco has had some fabulous successes of late, including two Pushcart Prizes in the 2014 edition, three Pushcart nominations for the 2015 edition, and a host of publications. The next San Francisco session begins March 26, 2014.
Details: Free to the public. March 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
The San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, located on the Library’s lower level (enter at 30 Grove Street, proceed down the stairs to the lower level.)
For more information, contact Mark Peterson, mark(at)writerstudio(dot)com, 415 321-9728.
Editor’s note: This is not a Library Sponsored Program.