Dr. Maya Angelou
One of the great voices of contemporary black literature
Friday, April 29, 2011
WVU Creative Arts Center
About the Event
Hailed as a true Renaissance woman, Dr. Maya Angelou shatters the prisms of race and class with her groundbreaking works of poetry and nonfiction. As a poet, historian, author, civil-rights activist and actress/director, Dr. Angelou travels the world spreading her legendary wisdom, captivating her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. Her bestselling autobiography (first in a series of six) “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” was released to critical and commercial acclaim in 1970 and continues to impact readers throughout the world. One of the most honored writers of her generation, Dr. Angelou has earned three Grammy Awards for spoken word, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award, and has honorary degrees from nearly 40 prestigious universities. Her extensive list of accomplishments is testament to the incredible inspiration and moving presence she wields at each public appearance. Don’t miss this extraordinary night with a living legend!