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English 20 Event Page

General Information

You are required to attend and critique three events this semester:
  • one author reading
  • one event related to the novel we are reading
  • and
  • one event related to your (possible) major or career.
These event critiques may be completed in any order, but you must plan ahead. "I couldn't find an event" is not an acceptable excuse.

Below is a list of suggested events. If you don't attend these, you will be required to find your own events. Unless noted otherwise, these must be live events (not films, videos, or podcasts). If you are not sure if an event qualifies, email me.

While at each event, you will need to take notes in your WBK. These WBK pages are due as scheduled on the Online Calendar. WBK Event Critique pages are: 85-88, 141-144, and 160-163. You are encouraged to complete these as early in the semester as possible.

Toward the end of the semester, you will choose one of these Event Critiques to expand and revise for your Final Portfolio. Note that you will not pass the class if you fail to include this critique in your portfolio.

Also note that complete, accurate information is required. "I didn't know," "I couldn't find out," or "the host left before I could ask" are not acceptable excuses and will result in a failing paper. You may use additional sources to verify or supplement your information. Be sure to save a copy of the event advertisement because these are often taken offline after the event is over.

Suggested Events

Author Reading

NOTE: Any author reading from his or her work is acceptable. The most frequent author readings in the area are poetry readings. I've listed some here. I will list other events as they are scheduled. (Although you are not required to stay for open mic readers, you must be present for all featured readers.)

Monday Nights

Sacramento Poetry Center
Every Monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
1719 25th Street, Sacramento

Some Wednesday Afternoons

Calaveras Station: Faculty and Student Writers
Various Wednesdays 3:00pm - 04:00pm
(arrive early to sign up for open mic)
Library 1502, Special Collections Room
(enter from outdoor breezeway at the back of the library)
Feb. 6 Faculty Joshua McKinney & Tim Kahl
Feb. 20 Student Jason Houston
Mar. 6 Feb. 6 Faculty Rebecca Woolston & Student Brandon Lule
Mar. 27 Students Kim Golubev & Carrie Evon
Apr. 3 Feb. 6 Faculty Brad Buchanan & Rosa Martinez
Apr. 17 Students Kris Robinson & Andrew Schley
May 1 Faculty Bob Stanley & Musical Friends

Wednesday Nights

Mahogany Urban Poetry
Every Wednesday, 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
1704 Broadway, Sacramento
$5 Cover

Thursday Nights

Joe Montoya's Poetry Unplugged
Every Thursday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Luna's Cafe and Juice Bar
1414 16th Street, Sacramento
Beverage purchase or $2 Cover


NOTE: Any event related to a topic listed here is acceptable.

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Search the UNIQUE Calendar or follow them on FaceBook

Langston Hughes Project
Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz
(multimedia concert performance)
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
University Union Ballroom

Performance: Eve Ensler's
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:000pm doors
6:00pm - 8:30pm
University Union Ballroom
$5 - $10


NOTE: Any event related to:
  • your future career or professional field
  • job-seeker skills
  • your (possible) major
  • or
  • student skills in general
is acceptable.

Student Skills Workshops

Career Center Workshops

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Cynthia Linville takes full responsibility for the information posted. The information on this page represents that of Cynthia Linville and not that of California State University, Sacramento .
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