SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA - The students in the Column Writing class at CSU, Sacramento will get their first deadline-column assignment today, writing a piece about Saturday's fatal shooting at the downtown Sacramento art walk known as Second Saturday.
Sometime shortly after midnight, shots rang out near J and 19th Street, leaving three people injured and one dead.
Relatively detailed accounts what happened have been published in the Sacramento Bee, including today's story:
The plan for the class is to have the students discuss the issue, do a collective tornado outline of ideas and then pound out a column in the remaining class time.
It will be a challenge for the writers to get a column done on a short deadline. But I'm sure the muse will strike them.