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Get Ready to Write:
A Motivational Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 18 & 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Tuition: $399 | Two sessions on Zoom Street
  • Do you need a writing “refresh”?
  • Are you finally ready to write?

Writing is as much psychological and emotional as it is physical. The stories we want to write require not only technical skill but courage. I’ll introduce you to techniques and exercises to help you defeat self-censorship, self-sabotage of your desire to write, and the belief that your story is too big, simply too much, for you to master.

In the first session:

  • We’ll explore the stories you have inherited or created that stall or defeat your attempts to write.
  • We’ll create a vision and blueprint for your writing life.
  • You’ll discover why you write and more importantly how to write with regularity and dedication.
  • I’ll introduce you to the techniques you need to create and sustain your writing life.

In the second session:

  • We’ll explore the tools you will use in your writing.
  • I will show you how to conduct research for your story that goes beyond Google.
  • I will introduce you to the best interview techniques to use no matter the subject.
  • You’ll learn why imagination is the foundation of powerful writing and you’ll learn how to strengthen and increase your imagination.

Participants will have the option of submitting a 500-word narrative after the workshop for evaluation.
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About Marita
I am the award-winning author of 17 works of fiction and nonfiction, including my memoir, Migrations of the Heart, and my most recent novel The Wide Circumference of Love.

In my role as teacher, coach, and editor, I have worked with many prominent award-winning writers including political analyst Donna Brazile, (Cooking With Grease Stirring the Pots in America), novelists Nicole Dennis-Benn, (Here Comes the Sun and Patsy), Tope Folarin, (A Particular Kind of Black Man), Tracy McGhee, (Melting the Blues), Sadeqa Johnson, (Yellow Wife and Second House From the Corner), short story writer Camille Acker, (Training School for Negro Girls), and memoirists Karen Gray Houston, author of Daughter of the Boycott Carrying on a Montgomery Family’s Civil Rights Legacy and Nita Wiggins author of Civil Rights Baby, My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism and Leslie C. Youngblood, YA author of Love Like Sky and Forever This Summer.

I have taught creative writing in the MFA Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and served as Writer-in-Residence at numerous colleges and universities, including the University of the District of Columbia and Johns Hopkins University. As a literary activist, I co-founded The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.
“It is always heartening to see women step up to the writer’s table. When the results are as adroit and affecting as Marita Golden’s work, it is more than satisfying, it is a cause for celebration.” ~ Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning Author

"Marita provided thoughtful feedback and really insightful prompts that helped me go deeper with my characters and storylines. She is encouraging, supportive and gracious, and can also give very honest, but constructive, guidance when something isn’t working." ~ Pam McFarland

"I would highly recommend that anyone who is serious about improving their writing study with Marita Golden. Her workshops and classes offer a safe space for participants to grow and learn. My experience with her was nothing short of amazing. My writing improved ten-fold." ~ Pheralyn Dove

"If you want your writing to go to the next level, I highly recommend taking a workshop with Marita Golden. She’s insightful, encouraging, and full of good writing wisdom." ~ Towanda Worozbyt
Marita Golden
Creative Writing Coach & Literary Consultant
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