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Poetry in Transit seeking local poems to display on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre

Poetry in Transit seeking local poems to display on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Poetry in Transit, an award-winning community program, is inviting writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The submission deadline for this year’s program is next Friday, April 28. The theme for the 2017 program is “migration,” and poems should reflect some aspect of this theme. […]

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Breaking Ground Poets hold Dialogue Arts Festival with performances and workshops in Tunkhannock April 7-8

Breaking Ground Poets hold Dialogue Arts Festival with performances and workshops in Tunkhannock April 7-8

From a press release: Local youth poetry group the Breaking Ground Poets will launch their second Dialogue Arts Festival, subtitled “Life as Primary Text,” at the Tunkhannock Public Library on Friday, April 7 and at Tunkhannock Area High School on Saturday, April 8. The festival is facilitated by the internationally acclaimed spoken word poets Adam […]

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Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

From a press release: The College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas is hosting three special presentations in honor of National Women’s History Month in March. The Women’s Issues Forum on Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Huntzinger Room 218 will focus on issues involving gender and the role of […]

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Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain now open for submissions until March 31

Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain now open for submissions until March 31

From a press release: The editors of Word Fountain, the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, have announced that they are once again open for submissions. The deadline for writers to send in their work is Friday, March 31, with a particular interest in work by local writers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and […]

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Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

From a press release: Cecelia Mecca, a Scranton native and resident of Roaring Brook Township, is launching her debut historical romance novel, “The Thief’s Countess,” at Library Express at The Marketplace at Steamtown on Friday, March 3. After successfully launching a prequel novella, “The Ward’s Bride,” in February into the Top 20 in three of […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

After several weeks of featuring male performers in the NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, it was time to put the spotlight on the ladies of the local arts scene. Ladies Night on Tuesday, Dec. 13 presented a variety of different talents from strong, young female voices throughout Northeastern […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton comedian Will ‘Half & Half’ Robbins shows serious side with new thriller novel ‘The Big Payback’

Scranton comedian Will ‘Half & Half’ Robbins shows serious side with new thriller novel ‘The Big Payback’

Local comedy fans know Will Robbins as “Half & Half” when he performs throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, opening for national acts like Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, but many aren’t aware that he’s also the author of two crime thrillers – “Ice,” released back in 2009, and his latest book, “The […]

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NEPA Reading Association celebrates 50th anniversary with banquet in Scranton on Nov. 5

NEPA Reading Association celebrates 50th anniversary with banquet in Scranton on Nov. 5

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton. A banquet is planned, and members of the Keystone State Reading Association are planning to attend, as well as local members and special guests. The speaker […]

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Scranton Comic Con returns for fall edition at the Radisson Hotel on Nov. 20

Scranton Comic Con returns for fall edition at the Radisson Hotel on Nov. 20

The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel for its fall edition on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., bringing writers, artists, cosplayers, dealers, and some colorful characters to downtown Scranton. Guests will include Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. Thing,” “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s […]

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Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces turns into week-long series of events in Scranton Oct. 7-15

Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces turns into week-long series of events in Scranton Oct. 7-15

From a press release: Fall in Lackawanna County is a beautiful time of year. To celebrate the season and the growing number of attractions, events, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and boutique shopping in Scranton and Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is partnering with the annual Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces to […]

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