Rion Amilcar Scott-The World Doesn't Require You

Rion Amilcar Scott


Rion Amilcar Scott‘s first book, Insurrections, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Rumpus, PANK, and Confrontation, among others, and and his honors include a Kimbilio Fellowship.


Exploring Identity & Altering History: Two Short Story Collections

In his collection, The World Doesn't Require You, Rion Amilcar Scott explores religion, violence, and love while shattering genre lines. Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, in blue talk & love, tells the stories of girls and women of color navigating the moods and mazes of urban life. Join these authors to hear about how they craft their stories of identity and altered history.

Moderator: Karin Pendley Koser

A video producer, publicist, college lecturer, and former television reporter, Karin Pendley Koser attained her MFA in Creative Nonfiction and Screenwriting in May of 2019 and is working to complete a screenplay and memoir. Karin’s reading stack reflects her deep love for African-American writers, including Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jesmyn Ward, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison.

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The World Doesn't Require You

The World Doesn’t Require You announces the arrival of a generational talent. In creating his very own Yoknapatawpha County with the fictional Cross River, Maryland, Rion Amilcar Scott shatters rigid genre lines to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love—all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism.

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