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Columnist Connie Schultz tickets on sale

PARKERSBURG — Tickets will be going on sale today for a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist who is coming to Parkersburg in October for a speaking engagement at Blennerhassett School.

The St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, through its Yeager Endowment Fund, will be bringing in columnist Connie Schultz to speak in the auditorium of the Blennerhassett Middle School on Oct. 14. Her topic will be “How We Heal.”

The auditorium has a capacity of 800 people.

Tickets will be going on sale this afternoon at $5 a piece.

Tickets will be sold at Mulberry Lane Country Store, 4009 Emerson Ave. Parkersburg; J&M Books and Play at 508 37th St, Parkersburg; the Wood County Schools Office, 1210 13th St, Parkersburg; Parkersburg South High School, 1511 Blizzard Dr, Parkersburg; West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Dr., Parkersburg; and the law office of Attorney Richard Bush, 408 Juliana St, Parkersburg.

Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears in newspapers all over the country, including the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

She won the Pulitzer in 2005 for commentary for her columns. Schultz also won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting as well as the Batten Medal for her work. She is currently a professor in residence at Kent State University School of Journalism.

She has written three books. “Life Happens” is a collection of essays. “And His Lovely Wife” is a memoir about her husband’s successful race in 2006 for the U.S. Senate. She is married to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Her first novel, “Daughters of Erietown” is on the New York Times best seller’s list.

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