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“Kudzu” cartoonist to speak at CCCC

07.06.2004Arts & EntertainmentClubsCollege & CommunitySpecial Events

Sanford, NC — Pulitzer Prize winning Cartoonist Dougrn Marlette will speak at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Centerrn in Sanford on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at 8:00 p.m.

rn Marlette will give a lecture as part of the North Carolinarn Community College Learning Resources Association Conference,rn hosted by Central Carolina Community College (CCCC).   Arn limited number of tickets will be available at $15 eachrn for those not participating in the conference.

rnMarlette is known for both his popular comic strip “Kudzu” and forrnpolitical cartoons that appear in numerous U.S. newspapers daily.   Marletternis the author of several books including “The Bridge” and “WhatrnWould Marlette Drive?”   He co-wrote the screenplay “Ex” withrnPat Conroy and has contributed to national magazines including “The NewrnRepublic” and “Men’s Journal.”

rnBorn in Greensboro, Marlette lived in Durham as well as in Mississippi and Florida.  Herngraduated from Florida State University in 1972 when he began working for thernCharlotte Observer as a political cartoonist.  His achievements includernwinning every major award for political cartooning including the Pulitzer Prizernin 1988.   Marlette is currently on the staff of the Tallahassee Democrat.

rnFor more information on the lecture or to purchase tickets call the CCCC Libraryrnat (919) 718-7244.