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River Styx Reading Series: Rion Amilcar Scott & Jane Ellen Ibur

Monday, November 18, 7pm
High Low, 3301 Washington Ave

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

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
The High Low
3301 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103
The World Doesn't Require You: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631495380
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Published: Liveright - August 20th, 2019

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Insurrections: Stories (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813174402
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - July 20th, 2017

The Little Mrs./Misses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692886274
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Published: Penultimate Press Inc. - June 12th, 2017

Both Wings Flappin', Still Not Flyin' Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692209233
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Published: Penultimate Press Inc. - October 1st, 2014