Fayetteville Public Library to issue tickets for Maya Angelou event

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Fayetteville Public Library officials on Monday announced they will implement a ticketing system for the Maya Angelou speaking engagement scheduled for April 11 at the library.

After initially planning to offer admission to see Angelou on a first-come, first served basis, library staff thought better of it after an overwhelming response from residents hoping to see the legendary poet, novelist, and civil rights activist.

“Our goal is to create a special and memorable evening in our community,” said executive director David Johnson. “To help make that happen, the library made the decision to offer tickets for seating at the library.”

The library will dedicate 1300 seats for attendees, with some of those seats in rooms with simulcast video. Library officials have also partnered with the University of Arkansas to simulcast the event at the UA’s Hillside Auditorium, adding an additional 740 seats.

Reservations for free tickets will be available via the library’s website beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 3. Assistance will be provided over the phone or in person at the library to those who do not have internet access. Up to two tickets per person will be issued.

Reserved tickets will must picked up at the library between March 8-22. After that, unclaimed tickets will be made available to the public on a first come first serve basis at the library.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.

For more information about Angelou’s speaking engagement at the library, visit faylib.org/mayaangelou.