Garden party in honor of Maya Angelou to be held in Bailey Park

Maya Angelou

A garden party in honor of Maya Angelou, the late internationally-acclaimed writer and Wake Forest professor, will be held April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Bailey Park at Wake Downtown.  In case of inclement weather, the event will move to Turbine Hall in Bailey Power Plant.

All are invited to attend the free event.

The celebration will take place on the 91st birthday of Angelou, who was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest for more than 30 years.  She was also known for her civil rights activism, as well as for her achievements as an actor and director and more.

The garden party will feature live music, poetry readings, lawn games, food trucks and more.

Wake Forest University, including Wake Downtown and Z. Smith Reynolds Library, will host the event.

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