September 20, 2012 STAFF/STU

CSU professor to speak on Zora Neale Hurston

Regennia N. Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Cleveland State University, will present a lecture on Zora Neale Hurston on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2012 in the Muer Room on the 3rd floor of Grasselli Library at 2 p.m.

Williams is the coordinator of the Watching God and Reading Hurston Conference being held Sept. 19-22, at Cleveland State University commemorating the 75th anniversary of the publication of Ms. Hurston’s acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Ms. Hurston was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance literary and artistic movement and had a profound influence on many African American writers including Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

More information about Zora Neale Hurston: http://zoranealehurston.com/

More information about the conference: http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/hurston/