River Styx cultivates the literary arts in St. Louis and beyond through its magazine and community programs.The River Styx Reading Series is their main recurring event during the fall, winter, and spring, in which they invite both local and national acclaimed writers to read their work for a St. Louis audience.
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 Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and other journals.
Jane Ellen Ibur, born in St. Louis, is currently the Poet Laureate for the City of St. Louis. She is the author of Both Wings Flappin’, Still Not Flyin’ and The Little Mrs./Misses, both published by PenUltimate Press. She has garnered much recognition as an Arts Educator with more than thirty-five years of experience teaching writing in public schools, jails, museums, residential schools, social service agencies, with veterans, homeless men, the young and the old. Lead Faculty for the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, she is one of its founders. For nineteen years she co-hosted and co-produced Literature for the Halibut on community radio.
Readings start at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. $5 general admission. $4 students and seniors. This event is presented by River Styx. For more information, please visit riverstyx.org.