Maya Angelou Garden Party available on Apple podcast

For the past three years, the Wake Downtown Student Ambassadors and ZSR Library Ambassadors have collaborated to organize a Garden Party to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou’s birthday and legacy. The party and public celebration, which has been held in Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem, included spoken word, poetry, food trucks, lawn games and more.

This year due to concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Garden Party was not able to take place in person.

However, a pre-recorded podcast has been created with original poems and spoken words from community and University volunteers. The podcast also includes clips from various interviews with Dr. Angelou and songs that celebrate the vibrancy of life.

Maya Angelou’s great-niece Dori Colly is featured, and the podcast includes a poetry reading from Professor Emeritus of English and Provost Emeritus for Wake Forest University Ed Wilson.

The Garden Party Podcast is available on Apple Podcast.