The Big Read Blog (Archive)


March 11, 2009
Washington, DC

From the opening lines of Their Eyes Were Watching God, it's clear that Zora Neale Hurston is a singular writer who's crafted an indelible heroine with a singular voice. Here's novelist Alice Walker on what made Hurston's style stand out from her Harlem Renaissance contemporaries.


Want to learn more about Zora Neale Hurston and her works? Check out the Big Read Web site for the calendars of events for these Hurston-centric Big Reads taking place in March: African-American Historical Museum and cultural Center of Iowa (Cedar Rapids, IA); Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA); and WUMB Radio/University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston, MA).