The onetime San Francisco streetcar conductor and madam has become the ultimate living legend. She's been nominated for a Tony, an Emmy and a Pulitzer; she recited original work at President Clinton's first inauguration; and she has written 12 best-selling books, including And Still I Rise and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She's fluent in six languages, including Arabic and West African Fante. Now 78 years old, she's still making the rounds. Hear her speak and read poetry today. Just try not to get hit by any honorary degrees that universities are flinging at her.
Mon., May 15, 7:30 p.m.