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2018 TEDxColumbus: On The Edge

Scott Woods

Woods is a writer and event organizer in Columbus, Ohio. He is the founder of Streetlight Guild, a performing arts non-profit.

He is a 2018 Columbus Foundation 2018 Spirit of Columbus Award recipient, as well as the Greater Columbus Arts Council winner of the 2017 Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award for his event series “Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art", and was named the first-ever "Face of Columbus" by Columbus Alive.

Woods is the author of Urban Contemporary History Month (2016), We Over Here Now (2013) and Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods (2017). He has been featured multiple times in national press, including multiple appearances on National Public Radio.

He is the co-founder of the Writers’ Block Poetry Night and in 2006 became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.


Writer, Organizer, Advocate