Zora Neale Hurston Reading Project

Hosted by brokenspine

3 participants, 1 book added

Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021

Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021

The Zora Neale Hurston Reading Project will be a multi-year reading project. Probably about 2.5 years.

Why so long? (1) I want to spend time with her works. I want to slow read them and reflect on her writing, and (2) she has a lot of writing out there. So far, I've counted just over 60 works published in her lifetime, and this number doesn't include works that were recently discovered and published. 

  • 4 Novels
  • 3 Non-fiction to include 1 autobiography
  • 26 Short Stories
  • 23 Essays
  • 11 Plays
  • 2 Children's Books

The Plan:
I'm trying to stay as close to the publication date as possible, but want to make sure to alternate genres, as you can see by the schedule below.

I'd be honored if you join me. The schedule for the first half of 2021 is below. If you decide to come on this journey with me, many of the works you may be able to get from your local library (Libby, Hoopla, Overdrive) or Scribd. Some plays are on the Library of Congress website, and I've included a few links to essays and short stories.

"The Eatonville Anthology"
"How It Feels To Be Colored Me"
"John Redding Goes to Sea"
"Drenched in Light"


Challenge prompts

Play: Read "Meet Momma" (0 books added)

Play: Read "Color Struk" (0 books added)

Novel: Read Jonah's Gourd Vine (1 book added)