SOUTHERN LITERARY SALON:
THE UNLIKELY SISTERHOOD OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND MARGARET MITCHELL
curated and directed by Stephanie Shine
Sunday, February 23, 2020
on the Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage
2:30 pm cocktails
3:00 pm reading
4:00 pm discussion
Margaret Mitchell of Georgia wrote Gone with the Wind within one year of Alabama’s Zora Neale Hurston penning Their Eyes Were Watching God (1936-1937). While Hurston’s literary output far exceed that of Mitchell, both writers are esteemed for their original narrative, searing humor, reflection of regional vernacular. Their works remain central to our cultural understanding of seminal periods in American life: the Civil War south for Mitchell and the Harlem Renaissance for Hurston.
Join us for cocktails of the ladies’ preference, light snacks, an engaging reading, and a fun post-read discussion.