“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Marita Golden
Sunday, August 25, 2019
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
[Original Air Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018]
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at wmec.mec.cuny.edu
Dr. Brenda Greene and Marita Golden discuss The Wide Circumference of Love, a novel that explores the impact of Alzheimer’s on a professional Black family in Washington D.C. They explore why this story is important in the Black community and the ways loved ones support and care for their family during times of crisis. Love is a recurring theme in the fiction, essays, and memoirs of Golden. She emphasizes the power and importance of family, love and self-care, and pens a well-crafted novel that captures the indomitable spirit that allows one to cope with loss and grief.
About the Author
Marita Golden is co-founder and president emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation. A veteran teacher of writing and acclaimed award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, she is the recipient of the Writers for Writer Award presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets & Writers; and the fiction award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The Wide Circumference of Love (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017), her most recent novel, has been nominated for the 2018 NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literary Work.
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