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Migrations of the Heart 40 year anniversary

This is a photo of me and my then five-year-old son Michael at a party celebrating the publication of my first book Migrations of the Heart.

That was forty years ago.

Check out the Migrations of the Heart cake. I was so happy one of my dreams had come true.

Marita Golden


Marita Golden is the author of over 20 works of fiction and nonfiction. She is Co-founder and President Emerita of the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation. As a teacher of writing, she has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA Graduate Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and served as a Distinguished Visiting Writer in the MA Creative Writing Program at John Hopkins University, and at the University of the District of Columbia. She has taught writing workshops nationally and internationally to a variety of constituencies and is a writing coach, workshop presenter, and literary consultant.