Tag Archive | Humanities

Happy 125th Birthday Zora Neale Hurston (2016)

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 […]

Black Girl on the Bluffs!

There are two things you need to know when visiting Martha’s Vineyard: 1.) Where to go. 2.) Where NOT to go. I’ve been on “The Vineyard” –  as the locals call it – for five days strong as a writer participating in a lively retreat at the Noepe Literary Arts Center on Main Street. Wait, that’s something […]

Exploring Kongo Art & Culture (Harn Museum)

[AFRICAN CONNECTION] Kongo Across the Waters Penny Dickerson explores the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s  celebration of the Kongo Kingdom Click here to read link to Ebony.com: http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/african-connection-kongo-across-the-waters-999#axzz2l0wkKzwc The global perception of Africa is  often lathered with stunning scenery from the Serengeti and the symbolic pride  of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Indeed, […]

Bethune Professor Publishes Historical Epic

                                                                                                                        Professor’s new book examines Dr. Bethune’s activism in Florida June 4, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, LEAD STORIES, NEWS Posted by 9admin9 BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The contributions of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune will be given literary homage in a new book by Dr. Ashley Robertson, curator, assistant professor and museum director at […]

Jennie Blue & her Boss Literary Luncheon

  Meet Jennie Blue, my dear sistah-friend I’ve nicknamed:  “Madame Wonderful.” A moniker should suit a person, and this complimentary salutation absolutely personifies Jennie. She’s a class act, an absolute “standard” when it comes to representing the most positive of interactions amongst human beings and skirts “mess” at all costs. Yes, you want to both […]

Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Exhibit

Word, Shout, Song exhibit in Florida through December November 28, 2013  Filed under METRO http://flcourier.com/2013/11/28/word-shout-song-exhibit-in-florida-through-december/ Collection documents three interconnected cultures across three continents BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The historical contributions to language by Lorenzo Dow Turner debuted on Sept. 12 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in Jacksonville in a traveling […]

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 […]