Writing After Zora @ Miami Dade Public Library

Edwidge DanticatA 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 Hurston’s contribution to the discussion of African-American identity. Moderated by Janell Walden Agyeman.

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.


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 excerpts from Their Eyes Were Watching God and literary comments on Hurston’s work.


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Comments

Stephen Bess said…
Please give Mrs. Danticat my regards. I know that she doesn't remember meeting me, but I remember her. It was an inspirational day with just a small group of us at Galluadet Univ in DC. It was all for Haiti.
Will do, my brother!

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