Zora Neale Hurston Continues to Make Headlines Through Her Writings, Books, and Her Dust Tracks Trail

Zora Neale Hurston, Harambe!!!

January marks her 125th bornMONTH

[•••] “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was one of her most well-known works, which was written in Haiti in seven weeks and includes the history of the 1928 Florida Hurricane as its backdrop. Zora died in January 1960, following two strokes during her years in Fort Pierce. […]

Repeating Islands

T0012256285--592312.JPGWhen the New Year begins, it will bring two events together in January related to the noted Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston — her 125th Birthday and a new play on Hurston’s life, friends and folklore, Adrienne Moore reports for TC Palm.com.

“I’ve LIVED” will introduce guests at The Sunrise Theatre with new stories, a review of her written work and her love of Fort Pierce.

Written by local playwright Brenda Cooper, the story of Hurston’s life comes alive as Cooper and a cast of local actors present Zora in this drama production, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. at The Sunrise.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the downtown Box Office on South Second Street or by phone at 772-461-4775 or online at boxoffice@sunrisetheatre.com.

Tickets are also available by contacting Brenda Cooper directly at 772-332-1220.

Hurston arrived in Fort…

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