Maya Angelou will speak at the Fayetteville Public Library on April 11th. She's the celebrated author of the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The lecture will take place on the first floor of the library. Doors open at 6:30pm and the lecture begins at 7pm. It's free to the public with limited seating on a first come first serve basis.
"An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou" is part of the Roberta Fulbright Distinguished Author Series.
Angelou was born in Missouri but raised in Stamps, Arkansas and serving as Inaugural Poet for Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration.
The library is anticipating a record crowd for the event. "We are doing everything we can to accommodate as many people as possible," said Johnson, in a press release.
The library will be closed Friday, April 11 to prepare for the evening, setting up staging and chairs on the main floor with a view of the stage, as well as, additional seating in meeting rooms in the library. The library plans to simulcast the performance within the library to accommodate fans.
Angelou will not be available for book signing.