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John Waters to receive lifetime achievement award from Writers Guild

John Waters to receive lifetime achievement award from Writers Guild

The man who gave the world Tracy Turnblad, Babs Johnson and Edie the Egg Lady is being lauded for a lifetime of creativity.

John Waters, whose work has created an image of Baltimore as a place where creativity, depravity and inclusiveness are embraced equally, is being given a lifetime achievement award by the Writers Guild of America, East.

"This really is an honor, because it's coming from my peers," Waters said Wednesday from Dallas, where he'll be performing his "A John Waters Christmas" show in the 11th city of an 18-city tour. "My main career is as a writer. ... I think if I had to put something on my income tax, it would be...

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