Sunday at the Library The Friends of the Rosendale Library Invites you to Read and Discuss Hitting a Straight Lick ith a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston

In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston—the sole black student at the college—was living in New York, “desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.” During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 2:00 pm-3:30pm Rosendale Library Free

Copies of this book are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library system.  Available on Hoopla in e-book and audiobook versions. Ask at the circulation desk for assistance if needed. Contact info@rosendalelibrary.org for further information.