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35th Anniversary of Migrations of the Heart with Marita Golden and Deborah Heard

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Marita Golden celebrates the 35th anniversary of her classic memoir Migrations of the Heart, as well as her life as a teacher of writing and literary activist in a conversation with Deborah Heard, Executive of the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Marita will read selections from some of her work, take questions and sign books including her new novel The Wide Circumference of Love. 
About Marita Golden

Growing up in Washington, D.C. Golden’s gifts as a writer were recognized when she was a child and encouraged by her parents. Her mother told her when she was twelve, that one day she was going to write a book. From poems and articles in the high school and college newspapers, Golden moved in her twenties to free-lance writing for publications as diverse as Essence and the New York Times. But she longed to move beyond journalism and write stories that only she could imagine and tell.

Marita Golden’s marriage to a Nigerian and her subsequent experience living in Nigeria for four years formed the basis for her debut book the memoir Migrations of the Heart. Because of its exploration of the issues of cultural identity, and the impact of the social and political changes of the late 1960’s, Migrations of the Heart has gained legions of passionate fans and is one of several of Golden’s books that have been adopted by colleges and universities for campus wide reading projects and for use in courses from African-American literature to sociology.


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