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Public Webinars

public webinars

To sustain and expand the work of the summer institute, Hurston the Horizon hosted a series of public webinars through the Zoom teleconferencing platform in the fall of 2021.

The Afterlife of a Biography
Oct 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM CDT
A conversation with Valerie Boyd, the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia and author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston (Simon and Schuster, 2004). Moderated by John Lowe, Institute faculty.

The Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston and Southern Women Writers
November 5, 2021 at 12:00 CDT
A conversation with Tayari Jones, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University and New York Times best-selling author of four novels set in the contemporary South, most recently An American Marriage (Workman, 2018). Moderated by Angela Watkins, NEH Summer Scholar.

The Politics of Black Joy and Zora Neale Hurston’s Legacy
December 3, 2021 at 12:00 CDT
A conversation with Lindsey Stewart, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis and author of The Politics of Black Joy: Zora Neale Hurston and Neo-Abolitionism (Northwestern UP, 2021). Moderated by Leah Milne, NEH Summer Scholar.