Marita Golden In person reading
July 11

Marita Golden In person reading

Join author Marita Golden discussing her new book, The New Black Woman.

Marita Golden, a prominent interviewee of Oprah Winfrey, wrote this mental and physical health guide for women to learn who they are, to set healthy boundaries, and to jump into health related fitness practices to balance out their daily lives.

Know Yourself. Jump start your relationship with yourself. Renowned author Marita Golden goes in-depth on how using meditation, silence, prayer, affirmations, and reflections allows for internal trust and confidence to blossom in your daily life. 

Set Boundaries. Setting boundaries can be difficult but they are necessary to living life as a strong woman in today’s world. Everyone else’s burdens are not yours to carry and no, you don’t have to fix everyone you come across! Learn how to set emotional boundaries, physical boundaries, and other boundaries to live freely.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Healthy habits to reconnect with your inner self, your body, and those around you

  • An empowering book for women to learn how to take back their lives one day at a time

  • A mental health guide for women, black women affirmations, and reflection points to develop holistic wellness

About the author:

Marita Golden is an award-winning author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction. Her books include the novels The Wide Circumference of Love, and After and the memoirs Migrations of the Heart, Saving Our Sons and Don’t Play in the Sun One Woman’s Journey Through the Color Complex Her most recent work of nonfiction is The Strong Black Woman How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women. She is the recipient of many awards including the Writers for Writers Award presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets and Writers, an award from the Authors Guild, and the Fiction Award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She has lectured and read from her work internationally.


Marita Golden

She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, been featured as an answer of Jeopardy, is a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee. She has been frequently interviewed on NPR. Co-founder and President Emerita of the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation, Marita Golden is a veteran teacher of writing. She taught at the University of Lagos, in Nigeria and has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA Graduate Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MA Creative Writing Program at John Hopkins University. She has served as Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of the District of Columbia. As a literary consultant, she offers writing workshops, coaching, and manuscript evaluation services.

About the moderator:

Tricia Elam Walker is an award-winning author, attorney and educator. Her first novel, Breathing Room, was published by Simon & Schuster/Pocket-Books in 2001. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Essence and other publications. She has provided commentary for NPR, CNN, the BBC and more.

She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University in Washington, DC. Currently, Tricia resides in Takoma Park, MD with her husband where you can find her working on short stories, essays, another novel, more children’s books and plays.



From:   July 11, 2023 - 7:00 PM
To:  July 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM