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Maya Angelou

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  • Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

    "Maya Angelou died." These three words flashed across the screen on my phone and the news etched a notch of pain upon my heart. I did not speak to anyone about the news. I went about my day in May as usual, except that my heart hurt with the dull ache that lingers in the shadow of sadness. My heart ached because the last of the ink had dried, the pen laid down, the hand stilled, and the words stopped. Another giant of our generation, laid to rest.
  • Reader of the Week: Rita Coburn Whack

    Reader of the Week: Rita Coburn Whack
    Who I am My name is Rita Coburn Whack. I am a television director, producer, publicist and writer. I am co-director of an upcoming documentary on Maya Angelou for Public Television's "American Masters" series. One unique thing about me I am in my...

    Notable deaths 2014

    Mr. Coffee inventor Edmund Abel Writer Maya Angelou Actress Lauren Bacall Video game pioneer Ralph Baer Economist Gary Becker Actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black Editor Ben Bradlee Comedian David Brenner Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry...

    Writers we lost in 2014

    Writers we lost in 2014
    All told, the writers who left us in 2014 penned hundreds of children's books, poetry collections, novels and true stories. We lost a National Book Award winner, a revealing Hollywood memoirist, two Nobel Prize winners, beloved children's book authors,...

    Hampton Road Reader Events

    Hampton Road Reader Events
    The life and works of Maya Angelou will be celebrated Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at the College of William and Mary's Tucker Hall Theater. The presentation includes short readings of Angelou's works by students and faculty, as well as a performance by the Leah...