Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Maya Angelou, acclaimed poet and memoirist, to speak at Randolph

Randolph College will welcome Dr. Maya Angelou for a speaking engagement in January.

Angelou has inspired millions with her words and her wisdom. Her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings drew international acclaim. In 1993 she read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of U.S. President Bill Clinton. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction includes more than 30 bestselling titles.

At Randolph, she will speak about poetry, courage, her childhood memories, as well as provide insight on how to follow in the footsteps of ancestors in order to pave the way for future generations.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

She will speak in Smith Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. on January 29. For more information on Angelou’s accomplishments and the event read this news release and visit the event page.