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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Open Door Reading: Marita Golden

Sun, 21 May, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Writer's Center is pleased to host a reading by Marita Golden celebrating publication of her new novel, The Wide Circumference of Love (Arcade Publishing, 2017), which introduces us to the Tates, a close-knit African American family coming to terms with the devastating impact of early onset Alzheimer's. Following the reading, Lisa Page will join Ms. Golden in a conversation about the novel and the subjects it addresses. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Free admission.

In addition to the many books she has written and anthologies she has edited, Marita Golden has served the community as a teacher, speaker and literary activist. In 1990 she and Clyde McElvene co-founded the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, which presents the nation's only national fiction award for college writers of African descent and organizes an annual writer's workshop for Black writers, among many other contributions to the community. She has received many awards in recognition of her writing career and her work as a literary cultural worker, including The 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Authors Guild, The 2001 Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award presented by Poets and Writers; an honorary Doctorate from the University of Richmond; and induction into the International Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University;

Lisa Page is co-editor of We Wear The Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (Beacon Press), to be released in October 2017.  Her work has appeared inAmerican Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Crisis, The Washington Post Book World, Playboy, Playbill, Origins, Writers Chronicle, and other publications.  She directs the creative writing program at the George Washington University.  She is also a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers Conference.

 

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: 301-654-8664 or sunil.freeman@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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