Sacramento Public Library will hold a mini series of events over the summer fashioned after the famous Algonquin Round Table. Just as Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Robert Benchley and George Kaufman did in the early 20th century, we’ll spend an afternoon full of wisecracks, wordplay and witticisms. Be prepared as we transform the West Meeting Room at Central Library into our own version of the Algonquin Hotel in New York City.
What is the Algonquin Round Table?
A group of playwrights, critics, authors, and artists who gathered weekly for lunch at New York's Algonquin Hotel in the 1920s. Round table members included Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Robert Benchley, and George Kaufman. Who said what, who wrote what, and who was romantically involved with whom?
Schedule of events
An Afternoon at the Algonquin Round Table
June 23 at 1 p.m. | Central Library
Local blogger Carrie Sessarego will lead the round table. Bring your wit, sharpest insults and fastest comebacks to this fun and comfortable environment set in the 1920s.
The Portable Dorothy Parker
July 28 at 1 p.m. | Central Library
Discuss The Portable Dorothy Parker.
The American humorist doesn’t disappoint with this collection of short stories, poems, articles and reviews — and we won’t either as we dive in.