Maya Angelou event rescheduled at TWU

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Dr. Maya Angelou, shown in Dallas on March 1, 2008, has rescheduled her visit to Texas Woman's University to March 27. The sold-out event, which was originally planned for this past Wednesday, was canceled because Angelou, 83, was ill.

The visit of celebrated poet, civil rights activist and author Maya Angelou to the Texas Woman’s University campus has been rescheduled for March 27.

The sold-out event, which was originally planned for this past Wednesday, was canceled because Angelou, 83, was ill.

“It’s our hope that she is feeling much better,” said Ana Barraza, director of TWU’s Center for Student Development.

In response to the news, TWU students sent Angelou “get well” cards, she said.

No specific details were given about Angelou’s illness, but her publicist, Bettie Clay, wrote in an e-mail Friday that Angelou is feeling much better.

Angelou also posted on Twitter on Feb. 21, thanking people for their prayers and concerns.

“I was hospitalized for three days and released and am recuperating at home,” she tweeted.

TWU will honor tickets that were initially distributed.

Those who will not be able to attend on the new date are asked to return their tickets so they can be distributed to attendees who were going to be viewing the event in one of the overflow rooms.

Because the event is sold out, no tickets will be sold to the general public.

“We’re asking people not to come to the event unless you do have a ticket,” Barraza said.


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