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Soror Maya Angelou to Be Inducted into North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

Source: Official Maya Angelou website

Soror Maya Angelou, poet laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, and 18th-century explorer  John Lawson will be inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame (NCLHOF) this week.

The induction ceremony will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, where the NCLHOF is housed. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

In addition to the three new inductees, the NCLHOF has launched a new website,, with expanded, multimedia resources on the 50 North Carolina writers currently enshrined.

Soror Maya Angelou is the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. A celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist,  Soror Angelou is perhaps best known for her 1970 memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” hasn’t received word that Soror Angelou will be attending the ceremony or not, but if you are in the area, it will probably be an AWESOME experience! Congratulations Soror!

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