Writer: The author of over a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, Marita Golden’s works are favorites with book clubs, used in college courses from literature to sociology around the country, and are recognized as having added depth and complexity to the canon of contemporary African American writing.

Master Teacher: As a teacher of writing, Marita Golden has served on the faculties of Emerson College, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, John Hopkins University and the University of the District of Columbia. Her two-day writing workshops annually attract writers from all over the country to engage not only in the process of enhancing their writing skills, but also finding and creating a supportive writing community.

Speaker: Whether speaking before audiences of college students, seniors, writers or educators, Marita Golden is inspiring and dynamic. She has spoken internationally and is a popular Black History and Women’s History Month presenter.

I write. I teach. I lecture and I love to read.

I write to connect with others on this journey we call life. I teach in order to work with others on ways to enlarge the spirit and encourage creative growth. I present lectures and read from my work in order to build bridges and share ideas. And I read as a way of living in state of permanent evolution.

I like to think that you’re visiting my site because there’s some way that we can make a connection. Perhaps that connection lies in one of my books, workshops, or maybe you just want to share your ideas or questions with me.

It’s my sincere hope that while you’re here you’ll find information that will challenge, enrich or inspire you.


Edited by Marita Golden, Us Against Alzheimers is a groundbreaking anthology presenting forty narratives, both nonfiction and fiction, that together capture the impact and complexity of Alzheimer’s.

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Wide Circumference of Love

Marita’s novel, The Wide Circumference of Love is an exploration of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on an African American family.

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