Kresge Library

Maya Angelou Visits Oakland University, Oct. 2

Join Oakland University in welcoming to campus Maya Angelou, distinguished poet, author, and actress. Ms. Angelou will speak, Monday, October 2, 2006, at 7 p.m. in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center . The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 600 and will be on a first come basis. The lecture is sponsored by the Student Life Lecture Board. For more information or to arrange special accommodations, call the Center for Student Activities at (248) 370-2400, e-mail csa@oakland.edu, or visit the Center for Student Activities Web site.  

Ms. Angelou, author of several autobiographical works including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and many books of poetry (see listings below of her books held by Kresge Library) will speak on the value of ethnic, economic and religious diversity in all undertakings.

Materials at Kresge Library

Books at Kresge Library by Maya Angelou.

Books at Kresge Library about Maya Angelou.

Free Web Resources

20 poems by Maya Angelou on PoemHunter.com

Inaugural Poem, January 1993

Maya Angelou’s Official web site

Video Interview of Maya Angelou by Oprah Winfrey

Audio Interviews of Maya Angelou by Hermione Lee on the BBC

Full-Text Articles (Limited to OU faculty, staff, and students)

A profile of Maya Angelou’s life and works from Contemporary Authors Online

Hilton, Als. “Songbird: Maya Angelou Takes Another Look at Herself.”The New Yorker 78.22 (August 5, 2002): 72-76.

Lupton, Mary Jane. “Singing the Black Mother: Maya Angelou and Autobiographical Continuity.” Black American Literature Forum, 24.2 (Summer 1990): 257-276.

Moore, Lucinda. “A Conversation with Maya Angelou at 75.” Smithsonian 34.1(April 2003): 96-99.

Saunders, James Robert. “Breaking Out of the Cage: The Autobiographical writings of Maya Angelou.” Hollins Critic 28.4(October 1991): 1-11.


Created on 12/12/06 by 11/21/02 by Robert Slater / Last updated on 8/25/13 by Robert Slater
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