Tag Archive | Eatonville

Happy 125th Birthday Zora Neale Hurston

Click link the red title to view Orlando Arts Magazine’s: Zora’s 125th Birthday Orlando Arts Magazine is United Arts’ bi-monthly magazine and is produced in partnership with Visit Orlando. The magazine covers Central Florida arts and cultural happenings, featuring a cultural calendar primarily highlighting events in our four-county region. The magazine currently enjoys a pass-on rate of 75,000 with 54 […]

Orlando Arts Magazine: Zora Neale Hurston 2015

It’s that time of the year again! The Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities is one of my favorite southern events and literary journalism endeavors. Since 2011, I’ve penned eight articles for the festival that were published in either the Florida Courier, Florida Times-Union, EBONY.Com, and I’m proud to add the inclusion of:Orlando Arts Magazine Jan/Feb 2015 […]

25 Years Strong: The ZORA! Festival 2014

Click link below to read ebony.com feature http://www.ebony.com/black-history/25-years-strong-the-zora-festival-987#axzz2pOvxnRZC 25 Years Strong: The ZORA! Festival An eclectic Black arts gathering, this 2014 literary festival should rank high on your New Year’s Must-Do List By Penny Dickerson 25 Years Strong: The ZORA! Festival The incomparable Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God is the most notably […]

Pink, Green, and ZORA!

Today is “Founder’s Day” for:  Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated.   On January 15, 1908, a group of 20 collegiate women at Howard University convened to establish a service organization that has since grown into a global standard with the motto: “Service to all mankind.” On May 2, 1987, I pledged the sorority at Temple University (Delta […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Zora Festivals!

Click link to EBONY.COM original article with event photo gallery. http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#.UwLb3xTTkeF Celebrate 25 years of Zora! Festivals [PHOTOS] Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved Eatonville, Florida celebrates 25 years of its annual Zora! Festivals By Penny Dickerson The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated Broadway star were among […]

ZORA! Festival 2013 “Sustaining a Culture of Color.”

 ZORA! Sustaining a culture of color February 7, 2013 Filed under METRO Annual multi-day festival celebrates life of folklorist Zora Neale Hurston with plenty of art, crafts, history Master Artist Charles Bibbs is renowned for his ability to bring the nuance of African-American culture to life through his visual artistry. The California resident’s work, like […]

The Mark of ZORA!

The Florida Times-Union ~ Jacksonville.com http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-01-21/story/festival-celebrates-talents-eatonville-author-zora-neale-hurston Festival celebrates talents of Eatonville author Zora Neale Hurston By Penny Dickerson Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:24 am | updated Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:32 am Special Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps best known for her 1937 book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The mark of Zora Neale Hurston left […]