WRITERS JOINING THE FESTIVAL IN 2020

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Marita Golden  

After  - Fiction

Migrations of the Heart: An Autobiography - Memoir

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Don’t Play in the Sun: One Woman’s Journey Through the Color Complex - Memoir

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Saving Our Sons: Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World - Memoir

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The Edge of Heaven - Fiction

The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel - Fiction

Us Against Alzheimer’s:  Stories of Family Love and Faith. - Marita Golden (Editor)

- Anthology

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Marita Golden   

Marita Golden is co-founder and President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation.

 

Books by Marita Golden include the novels The Wide Circumference of Love, After and The Edge of Heaven 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 book is the anthology which she edited, US Against Alzheimer’s Stories of Family Love and Faith. She is the recipient of many awards including the Writers for Writers Award presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets and Writers and the Fiction Award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

 

This is Marita’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “UNTHINKABLE, UNFORGETTABLE: Creating Compelling Fictional Characters”.

 

Workshop for :

Marita Golden

UNTHINKABLE, UNFORGETTABLE: Creating Compelling Fictional Characters

Do you know your characters’ deepest secrets and fears, their most ever-present wound? 

 

In this workshop we’ll explore the characteristics of unforgettable fictional characters. Through close reading of excerpts from novels and short stories, and in-class writing we’ll create confounding, conflicted, maddening characters, the kind that readers can’t look away from and that they never forget.

 

How do you create a character willing to “go there” “say that” “break the rules”? We’ll explore that and more.