Monday, March 3, 2014

Zora Neale Hurston A Celebration and Reading of

                                       ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S WRITINGS

March 8, 2014, Mystic, CT…In honor of Women’s History Month, Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) announces A Celebration and Reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s Writings on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT.  Featured participants include Zora Neale Hurston’s niece, Lucy Anne Hurston; actress, Camilla Ross; award-winning poets, Attallah Sheppard and Rhonda Ward; playwright, Lisa Giordano; and creative strategy consultant, Leslie Singer. Zora Neale Hurston’s nephew, Edward Hurston, a musician who has performed at The Apollo Theater in Harlem will be performing the blues harmonica as well. General Admission: $10, Seniors and Students $8. Refreshments will be served.  
Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the most important and influential modern American writers who wrote groundbreaking works about the culture and folk traditions of southern African Americans.  Along with Langston Hughes, she was a central and celebrated figure during the Harlem Renaissance, and is best known for her 1937 masterpiece novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Not only was Ms. Hurston a successful novelist, essayist, journalist and playwright, but a talented anthropologist as well. Acclaimed authors of our time, including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker acknowledge Ms Hurston as their “literary foremother.”   Please join the Emerson Theater Collaborative in a reading of Ms. Hurston’s selected works.  For more information call (860) 705-9711 or go to
Emerson Theater Collaborative’s mission is to serve youth, under-represented communities and artists with an emphasis on diversity, by producing innovative and exhilarating theater in Southeastern Connecticut.  ETC explores timely themes and issues through new, original works and modern theatrical classics.  ETC’s goals include reaching inner city youth through educational theatrical programming, to support local communities by providing free admission to low-income families and donating profits to humanitarian causes.  For more information go to 
Key Dates and Information
WhatIn honor of Women’s History Month, Emerson Theater Collaborative Presents:  A Celebration and Reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s Writings.
When:  March 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Where:  23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT 06355
How:  Ticket prices: $10 general admission, Seniors and Students $8. Tickets are available at the door and online at our website and by calling (860) 705-9711