Rion Amilcar Scott

February 28, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

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About the speaker

Rion Amilcar Scott is the author of the story collection, The World Doesn’t Require You (Norton/Liveright, August 2019). His debut story collection, Insurrections (University Press of Kentucky, 2016), was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2017 Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His work has been published in journals such as The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, and Crab Orchard Review among others.

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Wake Up Call!

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This month, we’re excited to bring writer, storyteller and comedienne Diana Veiga to our stage as February’s Wake Up Call! performer. She has performed throughout the DC area from the Lincoln Theatre to the DC Improv. Her freelance writing work has been featured in various online sites including: For Harriet, The Root, and Very Smart Brothas. Diana is a Spelman woman, a DC resident, and DC Public Library employee. She loves eating tacos, quoting Outkast lyrics and drinking Stoli Blueberry and Sprite. Check her out now!