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English 5 Event Page

General Information

You are required to attend and critique three events this semester:
  • one poetry 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: 59-62, 139-142, and 173-176. 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


NOTE: Any poetry reading is acceptable. (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

Sac State of Poetry: Faculty and Student Poets
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. 28: Prof Bob Stanley
March 14: Students Jason Shapiro and Jorge Quintana
March 28: Student Dan Berget
April 4: Prof Doug Rice and Student Jassi Bassi
April 18: Profs Cynthia Linville and Tim Kahl
May 2: VoCalLabULaRy Music & Poetry (no open mic this date)

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

One-time Events

Poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Tuesday, April 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Gallery

Author Rob Davidson
Wednesday, April 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Gallery

Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Indigo Moor
Friday, April 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Gallery

Alumni Poetry Reading
Jamil Jan Kochai, Lisa Dominguez Abraham, and Heather Judy
Saturday, April 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Gallery


NOTE: Any cultural or ethnic event is acceptable:
  • live theater performance
  • live dance performance
  • live music performance
  • art exhibits
  • or
  • any talk or lecture on cultural or ethnic topics
Any novelist reading from his or her work is also acceptable.

More Events for Black History Month: February 2018

Vintage Clothing Collection Exhibit
Through February 28
Tuesdays - Saturdays 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Gallery (main floor)

Guitarist Ross Hammond
Acoustic Blues & Roots
Wednesday, February 28, 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The University Union Redwood Room

Lecture and discussion by activist Paul Kivel
Author of Uprooting Racism
Wednesday, February 28, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center

The Vagina Monologues
(Dramatic Performance)
Thursday, April 5, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The University Union Ballroom


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

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