for coffee and conversation as we enjoy a taste of the artistry in our
community and present awards. Prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show and
People's Choice, as voted by library patrons.
Dr. Betty Hart, University of Southern Indiana professor, will discuss Zora Neale Hurston's life while highlighting
her Haitian experiences and Hurston's deliberate challenges to the status quo of the women of her time and
how that has influenced women today. Dr. Hart will also reference local women and their historical impact.
serve as important symbolism in Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
and Vigo County Parks Department's Amber Slaughterbeck will be on hand to discuss
this significance while also highlighting local species.
CODA staff will
explore safe, stable relationships and environments by discussing small
moments. They will discuss gender roles
from the past, present and what we hope to see in the future for younger
Our keynote Katherine Utley will
explore the myriad of interpretations that present themselves and demand
consideration in Their Eyes Were
Watching God. This novel has enthralled countless readers, yet it lacks a universal
interpretation or definitive classification.
Enjoy opening night of the stage adaptation of three Zora Neale Hurston short stories. Doors open at 6:30. A post performance reception will feature music and hor d'oeuvres. To purchase tickets ($18) visit the ISU Hulman Center or ticketmaster.com