I spend an immense amount of time thinking about the legacy of Zora Neale Hurston. Not only because she was a black woman anthropologist and writer, but, more importantly, because that unique position is one of the reasons she was nearly forgotten by both fields. Her revival in the past few decades doesn’t make that fact any less chilling. Least of all for those of us (myself included) who hope to follow in her footsteps.
I say this because it is such an affirmation, and sincere source of joy, to announce that I’ve been selected as one of the writers to participate in the 2019 Hurston/Wright Foundation Weekend Workshop in Creative Nonfiction with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts this summer.
I can’t wait to see what this creative space will provide.