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“Kudzu” cartoonist to speak at CCCC

07.06.2004Arts & EntertainmentClubsCollege & CommunitySpecial Events

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

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

Marlette is known for both his popular comic strip "Kudzu" and for political cartoons that appear in numerous U.S. newspapers daily. Marletternis the author of several books including "The Bridge" and "What Would Marlette Drive?" He co-wrote the screenplay "Ex" with Pat Conroy and has contributed to national magazines including "The New Republic" and "Men's Journal."

Born in Greensboro, Marlette lived in Durham as well as in Mississippi and Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 1972 when he began working for the Charlotte Observer as a political cartoonist. His achievements include winning every major award for political cartooning including the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Marlette is currently on the staff of the Tallahassee Democrat.

For more information on the lecture or to purchase tickets call the CCCC Library at (919) 718-7244.