Note: this event is a part of In the Sanctuary: Messages from the Elders, sponsored by PECO, which is included in an entire month of CBA programming! For more of the events in our 33rd annual Celebration of Black Arts Festival, please visit our Festival At-a-Glance page.
In partnership with the Delaware Valley African-American Alzheimer’s Association, join us in welcoming Marita Golden, author, professor, founder of the African-American Writers Guild, and co-founder of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. Ms. Golden will share her experiences with us through readings from The Wide Circumference of Love, discussion of the impact of Alzheimer's disease in the African American community, and audience Q&As. This intimate and insightful conversation will be recorded for our podcast series and conducted by Philadelphia Radio icon, Patty Jackson. You don't want to miss this event!
About Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Arts Festival: Art Sanctuary’s Celebration of Black Arts Festival (CBA) is one of the most prominent African-American literary and arts events in the nation putting the spotlight on black literary, visual and performing arts. Larry Robin of Robin’s Bookstore originally founded the event as a one-day gathering of literary scholars and authors over 30 years ago. After taking over, Art Sanctuary has spent over a decade transforming the celebration into a month-long festival showcasing the talents of African Americans of all ages, background and interests. This May, black art and culture will fill the city of Philadelphia with a month-long exhibit, community literary and performance events, author readings, and workshops for emerging writers and artists. This year is sure to be the biggest celebration yet!