Philip Schultz, a well-known poet and educator, has been teaching creative writing for nearly 40 years. He founded The Writers Studio in 1987 after spending four years as the director of New York University's graduate creative writing program. Mr. Schultz has taught undergraduate and graduate fiction, poetry, literature, and craft classes at Tufts University, Kalamazoo College, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Columbia University and New York University. He has written many works of poetry, including Living in the Past (Harcourt 2004), The Holy Worm of Praise (Harcourt 2002), the poetry chapbook, My Guardian Angel Stein (1986), Deep Within the Ravine (Viking 1984, recipient of The Academy of American Poets' Lamont Prize); and Like Wings (Viking 1978, winner of an American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Award as well as a National Book Award nomination). His work has been published in The New Yorker, Partisan Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Slate, among other magazines, and he is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. He has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. His book, Living in the Past was chosen for the 2005 New York Public Library list, which features books recommended for teenagers. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Failure (Harcourt 2007). His most recent book, The Wherewithal, a novel in verse, was released by W.W. Norton in February 2014. He is also the author of the influential memoir, My Dyslexia, published by W.W. Norton in 2011.

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“Most people spend their lives developing defenses against their feelings. The Writers Studio has developed a technique to address that. Everyone can learn to write competently and originally about their experiences.”

-PHILIP SCHULTZ, Founder and director of the Writers Studio

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