Depending on who you ask, legendary writer Zora Neale Hurston is a Floridian. Some say she was born in small-town Eatonville, though others say she was born in Alabama. Wed like to claim this literary gem as our own. As a pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston brought her distinct style of storytelling to the world through novels such as Their Eyes Were Watching God and her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road. And now the Florida Center for the Literary Arts is repaying the favor with A Trip to Zoraville in Word and Song, a literary show and musical performance that re-creates the ambiance of the Thirties and the Harlem Renaissance right before your eyes.
Ed Reardon and Kitty Oliver crafted this original production, which wont require reading glasses but will be just as engrossing as one of Hurstons hardbacks. And best of all, its free. The literature comes to life at 7 p.m. at the North Dade Regional Library. Call 305-237-3950, or visit www.centerlitarts.com for information.
Fri., March 14, 7 p.m., 2008