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The Center for Creative Writing in the Arts will sponsor or co-sponsor several events in March:

Thursday, March 1, 2012; 7:30 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. Matthew Pearl will help celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens. Pearl wrote the novel The Last Dickens, a historical thriller based on the lost ending of Dickens’ last novel. The event is co-sponsored with the Friends of the UNCG Libraries.

Friday, March 2, 2012; 7:30 p.m. Enjoy First Friday at the Historical Museum, with a screening of the documentary “Saving the Hansen House.” It features UNCG’s Bob Hansen. Reception and Q&A with Dr. Bob Hansen and filmmakers Deni and Will McIntyre. Co-sponsored with the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, in collaboration with the Greensboro Historical Museum. More here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Weatherspoon. “The Geography of Nowhere: Observations and Ephemeral Phenomenon of Wasted Places in the Artist’s Books of Paulette Meyers-Rich.” This presentation is by poet photographer Paulette Meyers-Rich.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 4 p.m. Brown Theater. Playwright Carson Kreitzer on the art of writing for the stage. Kreitzer’s “The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer” won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Citation, the Barrie Stavis Award, and is published in Smith and Kraus’ “New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004” and by Dramatic Publishing. “Self Defense, or death of some salesmen” was produced by the UNCG Theater Department last fall. She is currently under commission from The Guthrie Theater, Chicago’s Next Theatre and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Reception at 5 p.m.

More information is at http://www.uncg.edu/aas/ccwa/

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