Dr. Maya Angelou comes to Detroit to share her inspirational insight and absorbing stories on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at The Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. This event will give those in the audience a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear one of our greatest voices. Dr. Angelou has published a new book, Letter to my Daughter, that reveals her path to living well and living a life with meaning by sharing life lessons with the daughter she never had but sees all around her. Letter to my Daughter has just received the 2009 Literary Non Fiction Award by the NAACP – Outstanding Literary Work – Non Fiction.

An Evening with Maya Angelou” is presented by Ford Motor Company and produced by African American Family Magazine. This event is also sponsored by St. John Health System, DTE Energy Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Wayne County Community College District, McDonalds and Metro Parent Magazine. Partial proceeds from this event will benefit The Yes Foundation, a local 501c3 nonprofit organization that works to promote literacy in Detroit.

For ticket information, call (248) 398-3400, (313) 576-5111 or visit For more information about this event, call (248) 398-3400, ext. 128.