Saturday 20th December 2014,
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All Things Writerly: Maya Angelou dead at 86

Jeff Hill 05/28/2014 Features

The world lost one of the greats early this morning.  Marguerite Ann Johnson, better known as award-winning writer, poet, speaker, director, biographer, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, was one of the first African-American women to write a bestseller.  The author was found in her home in Winston-Salem, NC.

Her most famous works include: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, A Song Flung Up to Heaven, And Still I Rise, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Die, Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, and Now Sheba Sings the Song.

She will be missed.

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Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

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