Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD 75th Anniversary Conference, September 20-21, 2012

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Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida
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A conference celebrating the 75th-year anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD will take place in Hurston's hometown of Eatonville, Florida, September 20-21, 2012. The conference features talks by Hurston biographer Valerie Boyd, author of WRAPPED IN RAINBOWS: THE LIFE OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON, Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey, founder of the Zora Neale Hurston Society, and Dr. Cheryl Wall, author of WOMEN OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE and THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD: A CASEBOOK.
In addition to the academic program, participants can go on a Yards and Garden tour of historic Eatonville, chat with authors, attend a reception at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, have lunch at a fish fry, and party "back in the day" at the Club Eaton.
Details and ticket information can be found at www.zorafestival.com Students tickets for $10/day are available.
This event is sponsored by The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.) and the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival), which is held during the last week in January in Historic Eatonville, Zora's hometown, and throughout Orange County, Florida
Contact: The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc., 227 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville, FL 32751. Phone: (407) 647-3307. Fax: (407) 539-2192. Email: zorafestival1@yahoo.com Website: http://www.zorafestival.com
Contact: Dr. Anna Lillios, Department of English, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816-1346. Email: Anna@ucf.edu