Zora Neale Hurston Book Talk

Celebrating Women's History Month
Zora Neale Hurston

Come join us on Monday, March 24 and Saturday, March 29 as we host a talk on the enigmatic author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-9160) in honor of Women’s History Month. Sadly, Hurston’s legacy as an writer and early folklorist remained in ambiguity until author Alice Walker brought her literary contributions to light. Today, Hurston is recognized as an acclaimed African-American author who wrote several texts, plays, etc., including the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The program will include:

  • A brief reading selection from Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • A discussion of the author’s life
  • An overview of the author’s folklore work including photos and audio recording excerpts from her fieldwork
  • If time permits a chance to open the forum for questions and conversation

Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in the work of Zora Neale Hurston or other African-American authors try these books:

Or for more information, try DC Public Library's Black Studies Center.