Angelou's visit will take place at the Texas Union Ballroom to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UT student union. There will be other events occuring during the week of the October 20-24, including performances by Gavin Degraw and (possibly) Margaret Cho.
Born in St. Louis, Angelou has become a household name for her work as a prolific writer. She has written autobiographies, poetry and screenplays. She has done some acting and read poetry at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.