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Department of English Events Spring 2021

The Justice Sessions

"The Justice Sessions" is a virtual bi-weekly speaker series on race, social justice, and Jacksonville history. For more information and complete spring schedule visit the Justice Sessions homepage.


Location: Zoom webinar. Click here to register. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the session.

Cost: Free, open to all.

Baobab Black Arts Series

This series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics including creative writing, visual arts, and other African-American artistic production. For more information and a complete spring schedule visit the Baobab Black Arts homepage.


Location: Zoom webinar. Click here to register. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the session.

Cost: Free, open to all.

Democratic and Participatory Action in the Writing Classroom (April 20)

Dr. Don Moore discusses his work on participatory action in the composition classroom and his upcoming fall class for the Professional and Public Writing minor, ENC 3930: Writing Center Research. This event is organized by Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) at UNF.


Time: 4-5pm

Location: Facebook Live
Cost: Free, open to all

Wainright Award in Creative Writing: 2020-2021 Winners Reading (April 16)

Winners of the 2020-2021 Wainright Award for Creative Writing will read their winning submissions. Winners and runners-up will be recognized.


  • Winners: Janson Cobiella (fiction), Toree Dobson (creative nonfiction), Catherine Dolak (poetry), Jack Henry (scriptwriting).
  • Runners up: Emma Barnett (creative nonfiction), Marilyn Jones (scriptwriting), Anna Walker (fiction), Rachel Whitesell (poetry).

Time: 6-7pm
Location: Join this event on Zoom here.
Cost: Free and open to all


UNF Shakespeare presents J. Caesar (April 9-11)

MOCA and UNF invite you to experience William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar reinvented. This innovative production offers audiences a contemporary take on a classic play by bringing Rome into the year 2021. Follow Caesar, Brutus, Cassia, Antoni, and more as they fight for love, honor, and power. Shows will take place on April 9, 10, and 11 at MOCA and will be socially distanced with extremely limited seating. There will also be a live stream of each performance for guests to view from the comfort and safety of their own home.


Register for the livestream of J. Caesar via Eventbrite:

Open House (April 2)

The Department of English invites English majors and related minors (Creative Writing, Film, Public & Professional Writing, Africana Studies, Literature, Digital Humanities) to join us for a virtual Open House. This is an opportunity to meet with faculty and with each other, and to talk with new English advisor Brett Woodle as we discuss the coming Summer and Fall semesters ahead of registration.


Location: Zoom. Link -

Time: noon-1pm

Rilla Askew Reading and Q&A (Mar 24)

Rilla Askew will read from her acclaimed novel, Fire in Beulah, followed by a Q&A session. This reading is sponsored by the Amy Wainright Creative Writing Endowment.


Location: Zoom webinar. Register here. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the event.

Time: 6-7pm

Cost: Free, open to all.

Landfall documentary film screening and filmmaker Q&A (Feb 15)

An online screening of the 2020 documentary film Landfall and Q&A with director Cecilia Aldarondo, moderated by Professor of English & Film Nicholas de Villiers. This event is free, but registration is required.


Location: Zoom webinar. Click here to register. Registered attendees will receive a link to the film and q&a session.

Time: 6pm

Cost: Free, open to all