All Maya Angelou tickets reserved in less than 30 minutes

All tickets for the April 11 Maya Angelou lecture at Fayetteville Public Library were reserved in less than 30 minutes, library officials announced Wednesday.

Online ticket reservations began at 9 a.m. Wednesday through the library’s website. All 1,300 library seats were taken in a matter of minutes, said David Johnson, the library’s executive director. The remaining 740 tickets at the UA Hillside Auditorium were taken by 9:28 a.m.

“We knew there was a great interest from the community in hearing Dr. Angelou speak,” said Johnson. “We knew we could not physically accommodate long lines here at the library for all those wanting tickets, for that reason, we decided to go to an online process. We wanted to make the ticketing more convenient than waiting in long lines at the library.”

While all reservations are accounted for, tickets must be picked up between March 8 and March 22. Unclaimed tickets will be made available at the library on a first come, first served basis on Monday, March 23, according to a news release.