Aaron Samuels

Aaron Samuels is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Blavity, a digital community for black millennials. When he is not at Blavity, Aaron is a writer, a nationally touring speaker, and an acclaimed facilitator of critical identity discussions. His debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps, appeared from Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013. Aaron Samuels is black and Jewish.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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