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A Tale of Two Authors: Ernest Hemingway & Zora Neale Hurston

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join local experts for a discussion about Zora Neale Hurston and Ernest Hemingway — two of Florida’s most celebrated authors and contemporaries who faced vastly different life experiences. Sign up now:

During the event, enjoy a virtual preview of the new PBS documentary, Hemingway, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which premieres on WUCF TV on Monday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

Speakers include:

  • Anna Lillios, Professor, University of Central Florida (Moderator)
  • Y. Nathiri, Executive Director of the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community and General Manager of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
  • Gail Sinclair, former Executive Director and Scholar in Residence of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College; Vice President of the International Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society

Our virtual screenings take place via OVEE, a web-based service that allows participants to watch streaming media together and chat live in a virtual theater. All you need to participate is a computer, tablet, or other device with a good internet connection. Before the event, we recommend you run a test to ensure OVEE works properly on your device. We recommend using Chrome web browser.

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