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Coastal Carolina writing class to present works at reading

March 21, 2006

Creative writing students enrolled in a Lifelong Learning class at Coastal Carolina University will read from their original works during a reading on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will also include incidental music, refreshments and a staged reading of a short play.

It will be held at Coastals Waccamaw Higher Education Center at 160 Willbrook Blvd., west of U.S. 17 next to the Hampton Inn in Litchfield.

The class, taught by David Zinman, brings together student writers from around the Grand Strand. Each week the students bring their works to class, share with each other and then give critiques.

Class members who will present during the reading include: Joel Allen of North Myrtle Beach; Edward Brophy and Judith Campbell of Myrtle Beach; Phillip Wiggins of Conway; Bill Nelson of Murrells Inlet; and Sarah Williams of Sunset Beach, N.C.

The reading will include music from Coastal professor Scott Pleasant, who will play the guitar and sing songs from the 1930s and 1940s. Pleasant will be accompanied by Leo Pulcinella, a double bass player with the Long Bay Symphony and a member of local jazz groups.

The one-act play The Real Deal, a comedy about Americas first (fictional) female football coach by Zinman, features actress Tishala Martinal in the lead. Also appearing are Chuck Goings, Guy Dozier and Mike Martinal.

Zinman is a former reporter for the Associated Press and Newsday. He is a successful playwright, having seen his most recent play, Strom in Limbo, run for 14 performances in Columbias Trustus Theatre. Zinman also is the author of books including The Day Huey Long Was Shot and 50 Classic Films.

For more information call Linda Ketron at (843) 349-4032.