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Open Door Reading
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
is not Required
Rion Amilcar Scott reads from his debut short story collection Insurrections, which explores the lives of the black citizens of Cross River, a fictional town in Maryland, The Root notes that “In Scott’s hands, the short story collection becomes an epic album, each story placed in musical accordance with the next to craft a complete, melodic whole.”
Scott is joined by Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World, which has received high praise in several outlets, including The New York Times: “Sparks’s stylish second collection is the work of a young writer whose voice feels far wiser than her years, as she engages with ancient themes: the Greek myths, the rituals of death, the small tokens that lovers trade over a lifetime of experience.”
(Please note that our readings will take place at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, near the Bethesda Metro station, at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, through the summer as we undergo renovations to our building on Walsh Street.)