The Serna Center is sponsoring a lecture and book-signing by celebrated author
Nicolas C. Vaca. Vaca will discuss his book The Presumed Alliance:The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What it Means for America,
from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium.
A reception will be held before the event in the University Union Lobby Suite
from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Details: Maria Ramirez at 278-4512
The second annual Sacramento State Summer Writers' Conference, Aug. 18-20, will
feature keynote speakers John Lescroart, author of The Second Chair,
and Gail Tsukiyama, author of Women of the Silk. It will also feature
workshops on publishing, writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and writing
for stage and screen, and for children, led by published authors from across
Returning workshop leaders New York Daily News television critic David
Bianculli, poet Joshua McKinney, and playwright Richard Hellesen, will be joined
by a lineup of new authors, including Sacramento State English professor, novelist,
screenwriter and poet Mary Mackey. For information, visit the College of Continuing
Education's website at www.cce.csus.edu/writersconference
or call 916/278-4433, ext. 0.
The Women's Resource Center is planning a number of spring events:
The fifth Sac
State Women Take Back The Night will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 4 in
the University Union Redwood Room. The annual celebration will feature speakers,
a self-defense demo, and other activities as well as a march to spread the
word about sexual violence. Men are welcome.
Walk a Mile
in Her Shoes will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13 on the
Library Quad. Men from Sacramento State will walk one mile in women’s
high-heeled shoes to help others gain a better understanding and appreciation
of women’s experiences. Shoes will be provided.
with kinesiology professor Midge Marino will be from 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday,
April 18 in Foley Hall. The workshop is designed for all students, regardless
Heskin at 278-6101
As part of the Sacramento State Library's theme for National Library Week, "Library
Architecture: Designing a Learning Environment," the Library will offer
a pair of presentations from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 in Library
Janice Bissell, educational facility planner at Stafford King Wiese Architects,
will discuss college library design in terms of student and faculty uses and
space needs. And R. Ryan Hammond, a designer at Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting
Engineers, will talk about the mechanical design of libraries with respect to
energy efficiency and occupant comfort.
Details: Julie Thomas at 278-5240
author to talk
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, April 5, will
feature Laurie R. King, author of two best-selling mystery series. She will
speak at 4 p.m. in the University Library Gallery with a reception following.
Books will be available for signing.
King began writing fiction when her youngest child entered preschool and has
averaged a book a year since then. Her first series traces the early 20th century
adventures of the young American, Mary Russell, and her somewhat senior partner,
Shelock Holmes, eventually becoming his wife. King's other series concerns San
Francisco homicide inspector Kate Martinelli, her SFPD partner Al Hawkin, and
her life partner Lee Cooper. King has also written three stand-alone suspense
novels including A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch.
Details: Sally Hitchcock at 278-5954
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