Celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Eatonville, and the historic town — one of the first self-governing, all-black communities in the U.S. — will honor Hurston’s memory with annual Zora! Festival, also known as the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, from January 26 to February 3, 2019.
Few writers of the Harlem Renaissance had a greater impact on the world than Hurston. Probably the most significant collector and interpreter of Southern, African American culture, Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) celebrated her hometown, Eatonville, as representative of the dignity and beauty of rural Southern, African-American life and culture.
This annual festival highlights the author’s contributions to African-American culture and her hometown with a combination of activities promoting the importance of education and the arts.
For its 30th Anniversary, Zora! Festival 2019, will host featured guest Pulitzer Prize recipient Alice Walker during a banquet, as well as an author signing.
There will also be featured speakers, music, and so much more, all celebrating the legacy of Zora Neale Hurston.
Admission is $6 daily in advance, and $12 daily at the gate.
For more information on the festival, or to purchase tickets, visit zorafestival.org.
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