Maya Angelou to speak at Fayetteville Public Library April 11

Image: Courtesy,

Poet, novelist, civil rights activist and veritable renaissance woman Maya Angelou is coming to Fayetteville this spring.

Angelou will make an appearance at the Fayetteville Public Library on Friday, April 11 where she will speak as part of the Roberta Fulbright Distinguished Author Series.

Born in St. Louis, Mo. and raised in Stamps, Ark., Angelou’s accomplishments as a writer, actress, academic, and political figure are too many to mention. She is the author of over 30 best-selling works of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, including the acclaimed classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She’s acted in classic films, such as Alex Haley’s Roots (1977) and John Singleton’s Poetic Justice (1993). She has served on two presidential committees, received three grammy awards, and holds over 50 honorary degrees from various higher learning institutions.

On Feb. 3, the library’s Book Talk @ Night club will discuss Angelou’s book, Letter to My Daughter, in advance of her April appearance.

Her lecture will take place on the first floor of the library. It is a free event, but there will be limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m.