Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Writing After Zora: A Special Event of The Big Read - A project of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts February 22 2008

Set in Florida, Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is the story of Janie Mae Crawford,
who tries to break free from the roles assigned to the women of her generation and prove her worth.
Considered the first African-American feminist novel, it set the tone for a new generation of women writers
in search of their black identity in the 1960s.

Special Event:
Writing After Zora

A public conversation with award-winning author Edwidge Danticat and Carla Kaplan, author of Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters,
on how the newest generation of African-American writers relate to, nurture, respect and cultivate Zora Neale Hurtson’s
contribution to the discussion of African-American identity. Moderated by Janell Walden Agyeman.
Friday, February 22nd at 5 p.m.
Miami Dade Public Library Auditorium
101 W. Flagler St., Downtown Miami

Free and open to the public.

Students with proper ID will receive a free audio CD with reading of excerpts from Their Eyes Were Watching God
and literary comments on Hurston’s work (on a first come- first served base)

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