Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “My Dyslexia” Philip Schultz will visit Collin College campuses March 5-7 for live discussion, writer’s workshop and signing events.

Through a school-wide read of “My Dyslexia,” Collin College brought the challenges individuals with learning disabilities face to light for its students.

“We found the book beautifully written and saw great potential for education on dyslexia,” said Betty Bettacchi, district coordinator for the Book-In-Common program. “Our students now have a good understanding of what struggles people may face and are sympathetic toward those ‘blessed with dyslexia.”’

Affecting one in five children, dyslexia is a common disorder. Schultz said he hopes to serve as inspiration for the success of others with disorders like dyslexia.

Schultz events at Collin College will run as follows:

Tuesday, March 5: Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center

(9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco)

7 p.m.

•  Author Presentation

•  Question and Answer Session

•  Book Signing

Wednesday, March 6: Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center

(2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano)

10 a.m.

•  Writer’s Workshop

7 p.m.

•  Author Presentation

•  Question and Answer Session

•  Book Signing

Thursday, March 7: Central Park Campus Conference Center

(2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney)

1 p.m.

•  Author Presentation

•  Question and Answer Session

•  Book Signing

For more information on the Book in Common Contact The Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at csce@collin.edu or call 972-881-5927. For directions to Collin College campuses, click on collin.edu/campuses/index.html.

 

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