During the 2020 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, interviewer Kimberly Williams talked with Iheoma Nwachukwu about Afrofuturism. Nwachukwu is a fiction writer and poet from Nigeria. In this conversation, Nwachukwu reflects
During the 2020 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, interviewer Grace Chun talked with Tenea Johnson about Afrofuturism. Johnson is a speculative fiction author, poet, and musician. She is the author of several books, includ
During the 2020 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, interviewer Grace Chun talked with Phenderson Djeli Clark about Afrofuturism. Clark is a writer of speculative fiction, including The Black God's Drums and The Haunting of
During the 2020 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, interviewer Tiffany Pennamon talked with Chesya Burke about her work in Afrofuturism. Burke is an editor, educator, and author of comic books and speculative fiction, incl
During the ZNH Festival of the Arts and Humanities, Kimberly Williams talked with Maurice Broaddus in Eatonville, Florida about his work. Broaddus is a writer, a community organizer, and a teacher who uses Afrofuturism in his writing and life.
During the 2020 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, Dr. Michele Berger spoke about her work and the wider implications of Afrofuturism. Dr. Berger is an award-winning scholar and writer who sheds light on the ways Afrofuturi
Dr. Reynaldo Anderson gave the keynote presentation at the 2020 Zora Neale Hurston Festival Academic Conference. His lecture, “Afrofuturism: The Rise of the Black Speculative Tradition” offered a holistic view of the long tradition of black spe
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kinitra Brooks. Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. She specializes in the study of black women, genre fiction, and
During the 2019 Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities, we spoke to Honorable Edward Jones. He is the seventh and current mayor of Grambling, Louisiana, one of the historic black communities that founded the Historic Black Towns and
During the 2019 festival, we spoke with Deborah Plant. Dr. Plant is an Africana Studies scholar and literary critic and an associate professor at the University of South Florida. She is also the editor of the recently published book, Barracoon:
During the 2019 Zora Neale Hurston Festival, we spoke with Dr. Pamela McCauley. Dr. McCauley is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and a tenured Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the Universit
During the 2019 Zora Neale Hurston Festival, we spoke with Joshua Walker, one of the cofounders of Black Orlando Tech (BOT) about technology, innovation, and the way the Zora Festival is inspiring a new generation of black innovators.
During the 2019 Zora Neale Hurston Festival, we spoke with Dr. Diedre H. Crumbley, anthropologist and Professor Emerita at North Carolina State University about her long legacy of engagement with the Zora Neale Hurston, Eatonville, and the Fest
Holly Baker spoke with Dr. Anna Lillios about Zora Neale Hurston and the Zora Fest. Dr. Lillios is an author and a professor of English at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Lillios long history with the festival sheds light on Hurston's c
Dr. Julian C. Chambliss discusses his departure from Rollins College in Central Florida, joining the Department of English at Michigan State University, and his continued connection to the Zora Neale Hurston Festival in historic Eatonville.