author, paul guest, will be reading on october 28

Paul Guest, author of the memoir One More Theory About Happiness and four award-winning poetry collections, will be reading on Friday October 28th at 7pm at the Winter Park Campus of Valencia College in Rooms 224-226. 

 At age 12, Guest was paralyzed from the neck down from a biking accident.  He has triumphed over extreme physical challenges to become an acclaimed writer and teacher.  Currently, Guest is a professor at the University of Virginia and continues to write about his experiences. 

 from One More Theory About Happiness:

 “It was terrifying to no longer be a patient. To no longer be inrehabilitation. In recovery. Unspoken, but quietly feared, was the assessment, by doctors, by nurses, and therapists, that you had reached an endpoint in this process. That your rehabilitation had come to its expiration date. That nothing more could be done. What awaited was the rest of your life.”

This event is made possible by funding from the Dr. P. Phillips Chair in Education for the Physically Challenged.  For further information, please contact Dr. Ilyse Kusnetz at ikusnetz@valenciacollege.edu or at extension x6937.

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