The UCF Library will host a panel entitled: Exploring the Global Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Research and Writing of the Anthropologist, Folklorist and Novelist. The panel of four scholars from universities in Florida and Russia will highlight the global influence of Zora Neale Hurston’s work.

There is also an exhibit in the library titled Welcome To Our Memories: Cultural Phenomenons, curated by Maye St. Julian.

These programs are part of the many events in Eatonville and other venues in Orange County being presented as a part of the 21st Annual ZORA! Festival that marks the 50th anniversary of Hurston’s death.

The discussion is free and open to the public, and will take place at 7:30-9:00 PM Tuesday January 26, 2010 in room 223 at the UCF Main Library, Orlando Campus. The panel is sponsored by the Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies, the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.), the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Department of Anthropology.