Tag Archive | Women’s Literature

The Mark of ZORA! (2014)

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 Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps best known for her 1937 book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The mark of Zora Neale Hurston left an […]

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 […]

ZORA! A Hometown Celebration (2012)

For the second year, I’ve had the opportunity to cover the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities for the Florida Courier. It is emphatically known by a two-syllable, exclamatory moniker: Zora! Not only is it one of my favorite festivals (and I am a professed festival junkie), it has a certain […]