Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, 2001
Rion Amilcar Scott’s work has been published in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, The Rumpus, Fiction International, The Washington City Paper, The Toast, Akashic Books, Melville House and Confrontation, among others. A story of his earned a place on the Wigleaf Top 50 (very short) Fictions of 2016 and 2013 lists, and one of his essays was listed as a notable in Best American Essays 2015. He was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and earned an MFA from George Mason University where he won both the Mary Roberts Rinehart award and a Completion Fellowship. He is a Kimbilio fellow. His short story collection, Insurrections (University Press of Kentucky) was published in August 2016 and won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Award for Debut Fiction and was chosen for The Rumpus's Book Club. His next collection, The World Doesn’t Require You, is forthcoming Liveright/Norton, summer 2019. Presently, he teaches English at Bowie State University.