“A Night with Maya Angelou” at LSU is Sold Out

02/15/2013 02:01 PM

BATON ROUGE – Due to unprecedented demand, “A Night with Maya Angelou” has sold out. LSU will host the poet, author and civil rights legend on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Theater, including a National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show and performances by the LSU Gospel Choir and student Eric Couto, who won the “Mic with Maya” poetry slam contest sponsored by the LSU Student Activities Board.


Credentials and parking permit requests for members of the media must be requested through Melissa Foley in the Office of Communications & University Relations at mfoley@lsu.edu no later than Monday, Feb. 18, at noon. There is a limit of two media credentials per media outlet. On the night of the event, there will be no media availability with Angelou individually. Filming and photography will be limited to a strict five-minute period at the opening of Angelou’s presentation. At the conclusion of the five-minute period, all video, photography and other recording devices will be prohibited.


Ticket availability for “A Night with Maya Angelou” was based on a priority system with highest priority given to students from LSU’s main campus including undergraduate, graduate and veterinary medicine students, since the event is funded by the Campus Life support fee paid for with main campus student fees.


Seats cannot be saved for individuals who are not present, so guests who wish to sit as a group should arrive together, but group seating is not guaranteed. Campus Life is offering three alternative viewing options for those who were not able to secure a ticket:

  1. Stand-by Seating: A first-come, first-served stand-by line will form in the north lobby of the LSU Student Union beginning no earlier than 4:30 p.m. At 7:10 p.m., empty seats will be filled with individuals from this stand-by line.
  2. Overflow Seating: Campus Life will provide overflow seating for large viewing screens at various locations, including the Live Oak Lounge, Magnolia Room and North Lobby in the Union, for anyone in the stand-by line who is unable to secure seating in the Union Theater. Campus Life is currently investigating additional venues for overflow showings.
  3. Telecast: Tiger TV will broadcast the program on Cox channel 75 on on-campus televisions. Visit tigertv.tv for air times.


Individuals with disabilities should contact Campus Life at 225-578-5160 to address any accommodation concerns.


A native of St. Louis, Mo., Angelou is a writer, poet and African-American activist. She has written five autobiographical novels and many volumes of poetry, including “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die,” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1993, she wrote “On the Pulse of Morning” for the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. She went on to win a Grammy Award for the audio version of that poem. In addition, Angelou made her directorial debut in 1998 with “Down in the Delta” starring Alfre Woodard, and published a cookbook, “Great Food, All Day Long,” in 2010.


To view the ticket policy for “A Night with Maya Angelou,” please visit speakers.lsu.edu. For additional questions, please contact Campus Life by phone at 225-578-5160 or by email at campuslife@lsu.edu.

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013