Author, poet Maya Angelou to speak Feb 18

January 30, 2007

Dr. Maya Angelou, hailed as a national treasure for her work with literature, education and civil rights advocacy, will be at The Evergreen State College Sunday, Feb. 18. Angelou will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. at the College Recreation Center's gym.

Tickets are on sale now at the Evergreen Bookstore and Rainy Day Records in Olympia, Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, and Wall of Sound in Seattle. They are also available online at General admission tickets are $20, or $25 at the door, and tickets for Evergreen students, staff and faculty are $12 in advance and $17 at the door. Advance ticket purchase is recommended, and student, staff and faculty tickets are available only at The Evergreen Bookstore.

Angelou is the author of many best-selling books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Even the Stars Look Lonesome. She was chosen by President Clinton to deliver her "On the Pulse of Morning" poem at his inaugural ceremony in Jan., 1993.

Angelou's appearance is sponsored by Evergreen's office of Student Activities. For more information, call 360-867-6220.

Rainy Day Records is located at 301 5th Ave. SE in Olympia, Ted Brown music is at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., and Wall of Sound is located at 315 Pine St. in Seattle.

To download a map of campus, showing the location of the College Recreation Center gymnasium, go to