Tag Archive | Zora Neal Hurston

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating 25 years of ZORA! Festivals

Click link to read original EBONY.COM feature with full photo gallery http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#axzz2tdz8NRCz The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida  congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated  Broadway star were among the prestigious in attendance for the silver  anniversary celebration of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and  Humanities held in Eatonville, […]

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 […]