DOWNTOWN : 'Zora's Tales' Due at Central Library

The life and stories of Zora Neale Hurston, one of the best-known African American women writers, will be featured in a free one-woman show, "Zora's Tales," March 26 at the Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium.

Hurston published four novels, two books of folklore, an autobiography, articles and plays between 1920 and 1950. Her most acclaimed novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," is being made into a film by Oprah Winfrey. A postage stamp is to be named in her honor.

Actress Jacqueline Wade, who wrote the play and has performed it on the East Coast, will weave stories from Hurston's life and works during the performance at the library, 630 W. Fifth St.

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