Guide to 2011 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities


Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
January 22-30, 2011 | Website | Tickets | Lodging | Kids | Volunteers

Day 1 - Saturday, January 22

Opening Exhibition & Reception - The Art of Haiti
A Group Show Featuring pieces from the John and Vivian Hewitt Haitian Art Collection
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston), 227 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

Gallery Talk
Time: 6:30PM
Community Room Eatonville Branch-Orange County Library System, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
Free & Open to the Public

Day 2 - Sunday, January 23
Arts Education Recital
Time: 5:00PM
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 412 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
Free & Open to the Public

Day 3 - Monday, January 24
Open Day

Day 4 - Tuesday, January 25
"A Powerful Noise" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Dr. Lauren Josephs, Moderator Dr. Irina Morozova, Respondent
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
University of Central Florida - Library - Bldg. 2, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando
Free & Open to the Public

Day 5 - Wednesday, January 26
Opening Reception for ZORA! Festival 2011
Time: 6:00 - 7:15PM
Ticket - $10.00 (Cash Bar) | Event Ticketing Page

Tara Betts in Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket - $5.00 | Event Ticketing Page
Club KOHA, E. Kennedy Blvd., (Corner of West St. & E. Kennedy Blvd.)

Day 6 - Thursday, January 27

Day Programs

Eatonville Seminar Ticket: $75.00 | Includes lunch | Event Ticketing Page

8:30 AM - Sign-in; Seminar Overview
9:00 - 10:45 AM - Presentation & Discussion at St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.), 549 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
11:00 - 12:00 Noon - Town tour - Historic Thomas House, Matilda Moseley House Museum, Eatonville Town Hall
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM - Lunch at Wells Park
1:30 PM - Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
2:15 - 3:15 PM- Rollins College & Heritage Center, Winter Park
3:30 PM - Reflections at St. Lawrence
4:30 PM - Adjournment

Evening Program
In Conversation with Vivian Hewitt, Collector John and Vivian Hewitt Haitian Art Collection
Interviewer: Dr. Richard A.Long, Professor Emeritus, Emory University
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
St. Lawrence A.M.E. Church, Eatonville, 549 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Free & Open to the Public. For the hearing impaired.

Day 7 - Friday, January 28 - Education Day

Public Forum Program:

St. Lawrence A.M.E. Church 549 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

1. Lecture: Pearl Cleage
Time: 10:00 - 11:30AM

Lunch Break Time: 11:45AM - 12:45 PM

2. Humanities Panel:
Reclaiming our (S)hero: The Anthropological Contributions of Zora Neale Hurston
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Dr. Irma McClaurin - Panel Organizer President, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC

3. Humanities Panel: Work, Cry, Pray and Sweat: The Influence of Zora's Life & Work on Women's Issues
Time: 3:30 - 5:30PM
Panel Coordinator: Erin Ponton Fiero, St. John's University Queens, NY

  • Dr. Carmen Kynard, "Zora's Role in African American Female Literacies," St. John's University
  • Ms. Jennifer Connolly, "The Oversexualization of African American Women and Economics," Preston High School, Bronx , NY
  • Dr. Donald Vincent, "Giving Back: Hurston's Influence on a Young Writer/Activist," Emerson College, Boston, MA

Evening Program
Remembering Haiti - An Evening Celebrating the People and Culture of Haiti
Ticket- $50.00 in advance or $60.00 at door | Event Ticketing Page
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Winter Park Civic Center 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park

Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30

Outdoor Festival of the Arts
Times: Friday & Sunday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM -7PM
Location: Downtown Eatonville
Cost: Free and open to the public

Arts Education Programs

  • "The Make & Take Tent" - Hands-on arts and crafts activities developed by Florida-certifed educators for youngsters, pre-K - grade 5
  • ZORA! Literacy Initiative - (while supplies last) - Free, age-appropriate books for children/youth, ages toddler - 17 years
  • "Meet Zora" Reenactments (as an elementary school student; as a young woman; as a mature writer/folklorist/anthropologist)
  • "Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and Her Eatonville Roots" Exhibit
  • The Eatonville Quilters ± Fine Art Lane
  • The Historic Thomas House
  • International Marketplace
  • "World Beat" Stage - Rhythms of the World
  • Haitian Pavilion

Florida Historical Society Present Female Florida: Historic Women in their Own Words
Times: 10:00am (Middle School), 2:00pm (High School)

Location: Town Hall - Council Chambers, 307 E. Kennedy Blvd. - Eatonville

  • Zora Neale Hurston, Writer, Folklorist, and Anthropologist
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Environmentalist
  • Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator
  • Carrie P. Rositter, Standard Oil Businesswoman

Day 8 - Saturday, January 29-"Family Day"

HATitude Brunch
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
(Requires Ticket) Event Ticketing Page
Sonesta Hotel Orlando Downtown, 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando

UCF Film Dept presents "Night Catches Us" (R rating)
Time: 12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM
Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland
Purchase Tickets at Enzian - Purchase of ticket NOT included in ZORA! Festival tickets/packages
Written and directed by Tanya Hamilton
Host: Christopher Harris,UCF, Orlando
Moderator: Terri Francis, Ph.D., Yale University; Member - National Planners Committee, ZORA! Festival

Center Stage Performance
Ashford and Simpson
Time: 3:00PM
(Requires Ticket) Event Ticketing Page

Special World Beat Stage Performance
Aldan Cruz Latin Music
Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM Evening Program

ZORA ! Festival Awards Gala: Honoring Women of Achievement
Ntozake Shange, Marta Vega, Ph.D. & Others
Time: 7:30PM
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Auditorium, 9907 Universal Blvd. - Orlando, FL 32819
Individual Tickets $100 Event Ticketing Page
Corporate Reservations (Available) Event Ticketing Page
Attire: Black Tie or African Elegance

Day 9 - Sunday, January 30

Ecumenical Worship Service
Time: 7:45AM
The Life Center Church, 63 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

Center Stage Performance
Durwood Davis
Time: 3:00PM
(Requires Ticket) Event Ticketing Page

Outdoor Festival of the Arts - CONCLUDES
Free & Open to the Public