Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Connie Schultz as part of their Brown Bag Book Club Series on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at noon in the Louis Stokes Wing of Main Library, located at East 6th and Superior Avenue.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Schultz to CPL,” says Felton Thomas, Director of CPL. “Her thought-provoking columns and gift for insightful writing has inspired Clevelanders for many years, and her columns, books, and commentary on social media are now nationally recognized."
Most widely known locally as a columnist for The Plain Dealer, Ms. Schultz was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for her series, “The Burden of Innocence,” which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who was imprisoned for 13 years for a rape he did not commit. She then went on to win the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns that judges praised as providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged.” Also in 2005, Schultz won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Commentary and the National Headliner Award for Commentary.
Ms. Schultz will lead a discussion about her 2007 memoir …and His Lovely Wife, which chronicles her experience during her husband Sherrod Brown’s successful 2006 race for the U.S. Senate. Her newspaper column is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate, and she is a regular essayist for Parade Magazine.
The book discussion will take place on the 5th Floor of the Louis Stokes Wing of Main Library, located at East 6th and Superior Avenue, Cleveland.