A Literary Salon with Marita Golden- A Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event

A Literary Salon with Marita Golden

In Conversation with Malaika Adero


Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

RestorationART, Skylight Gallery
1368 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11216

This event is free and open to the public.


The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, in partnership with RestorationART, presents a literary salon featuring Marita Golden, best-selling author of the recently published The Wide Circumference of Love, a moving story about an African-American family dealing with the drama, love, and devotion in the face of Alzheimer’s disease.

This literary gathering will feature a discussion with the author about Alzheimer’s and its impact on the African-American community. Golden will be in conversation with Malaika Adero, writer, book developer, agent, and founder of Adero Literary Tribe LLC. Golden will also read from her recent work and sign her books.  A literary mingle with hors d’oeuvres and wine will follow.


About the Author:

Marita Golden is 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. From maritagolden.com

About the Book:

The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel

Excerpt below.

“You just can’t plan for this kind of thing.

Diane Tate certainly hasn’t. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset dementia. As a respected family court judge, she’s spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband’s health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control.” Read more.


Directions to Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration:

Subway: A/C trains to Nostrand Ave. Station
B25 and B44 buses to Fulton St. at New York Avenue


Brooklyn Book Festival, Sunday, September 17, 2017

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 10 a.m. – 6.p.m.

For more information, visit brooklynbookfestival.org.

The Center for Black Literature, Booth #314