Marita shares her new novel and recent Alzheimer’s research with Maria Shriver
Maria interviews Marita about her new book, “The Wide Circumference of Love” and the tragedy of Alzheimer’s disease. Marita’s book is a love story set against the backdrop of Alzheimer’s disease. In the four years she spent researching the novel, time and again she was deeply moved and impressed by families and individuals standing as witness to the enduring dignity of those they cared for. Marita was told many stories of what can only be called “transcendent love” as adult children and family members caring for someone with Alzheimer’s experienced what can only be called grace.
Watch Marita’s interview at the Washington DC Public Library
Award-winning Author Marita Golden talks with E. Ethelbert Miller, distinguished poet and educator, about her trip as a literary and cultural ambassador to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Awards for Community Service and Literary Activism
Marita has been recognized for her contributions to literature and her literary activism by a host of organizations.
Marita Golden has distinguished herself as a literary activist and founder of the Washington, D.C. based African American Writers Guild, as well as the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.
Radio Interviews and Panel Discussions
African Americans are more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer’s. Why?
Washington Post Magazine – June 1, 2017
By Marita Golden
Gary Williams thought he had found a glimmer of hope. Six months earlier, his wife, Gwendolyn — 64 and a retired education professor at Bowie State University in Maryland — had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The disease, as Gary would come to describe it, was “a slow-moving train” in their lives.
Writers Honor King Through the Power of Words
By Renia White, Howard University News Service – January 22, 2011
Less than five miles from the Lincoln Memorial where a quarter of a million people heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, a crowd gathered almost 50 years later to honor the orator and activist through the words of leading writers.