January 29th, 2014 4:03 PM by Karyn Smith
The ZORA! TM Festival is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary event that commemorates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston; her hometown, Eatonville and the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and the world.
The 25th annual ZORA! TM Festival opens to the public on January 25, 2014 and runs until February 2, 2014. The Outdoor Festival of the Arts runs from January 31st through Feburary 2nd.
Friday – “Education Day” – Free & Open to the Public
• Except for advertised, indoor programs.
Saturday – “Family Day”
• Adults – $10
• Children-Free – 16-18 must show current high school student ID to be admitted free
Sunday – “Inspiration Day”
Most of the activities will take place in Eatonville, but there are also events across Orange County, including Downtown Orlando and Maitland in Florida.
WHO was Zora Neale Hurston: She was an American folklorist, anthropologist and author during thetime of the Harlem Renaissance. Ms Hurston wrote four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays and essays. Her best known work is her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Ms Hurston moved to Eatonville as a young child where spent the remainder of her childhood. She frequently referred to her childhood in Eatonville in her literary work.
ZORA! Festival is presented annually by The Association to Preserve the Eatonville the Eatonville Community, Inc. For additional information visit www.zorafestival.org or call 407-647-3307.
City of Eatonville
5:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
4:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
6:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
9:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014