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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/16/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/16/14

After a few weeks off, the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night returned to the The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 16, featuring the most diverse lineup of talents yet. Your Pal Frank and Fiddy Shades provided songs on acoustic guitar, while three poets new to this open mic, The Carlton, Gabbie, and Amy, […]

 Sara Pokorny

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

The 'Brit Out of Water' series pulls from some of her own life experiences and observations

Enna Peterson is back, but this time around, the comedic heroine that has sprung from the mind of (and is loosely based upon) Scranton resident Eleanor Gwyn-Jones is in an entirely different place than when we last saw her. “Jazz Hands,” which was released officially Tuesday, will be celebrated tonight at POSH at the Scranton […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit Adelaide's Army

From a press release: Next Thursday, Dec. 18, Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones will release her new paperback novel, “Jazz Hands,” at a reading and signing event at POSH at the Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). In this sequel to her praised 2013 debut, “Theatricks,” U.K. to U.S. transplant Gwyn-Jones engages readers with her […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Ground Poets’ first poetry slam of the season, 10/25/14

Did you miss the Breaking Ground Poets‘ first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25? Don’t worry – TwentyFiveEight has you covered. They just posted a full two-hour video of the entire night on YouTube, featuring brave performances from Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

From a press release: Lackawanna Historical Society member and longtime volunteer John “Jack” G. Carling has recently released a new book, “50 Years a Bureaucrat, or How to Really Get the Job Done,” chronicling his 50 years of government service, including time with the Scranton Redevelopment Authority and PA Department of Community Affairs. He played […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

The Breaking Ground Poets held their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25, and it was standing room only for good reason. Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell Winters, Claire Sheen, Cassi Miller, Jessica Yagloski, Kevin Parker, Mayling Ijomah, Adriana Adams, Abby Yurksza, Skyler […]

 Sara Pokorny

British professor to discuss Dickens and Misericordia’s new master’s program with English university

British professor to discuss Dickens and Misericordia’s new master’s program with English university

Local students will be introduced to BA to MA program with University of Reading in England

English majors at Misericordia University are about to see – and benefit from – a collaboration with some friends across the pond; a seamless transition into the master’s degree program in English literature at a renowned school in England is on the horizon. From Oct. 22-25, the Department of English at Miseri will host Dr. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Ground Poets hold first poetry slam of the season on Oct. 25

Breaking Ground Poets hold first poetry slam of the season on Oct. 25

Those who believe the new generation growing up now isn’t as intelligent or ambitious as previous generations haven’t met the Breaking Ground Poets. They’ll have that opportunity this Saturday, Oct. 25, when the group of young writers from Northeastern Pennsylvania hold their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios (703 N. Washington Ave., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Paul Holdengräber converses with doctor/poet Rafael Campo about ‘The Arts of Healing’ at TCMC

Paul Holdengräber converses with doctor/poet Rafael Campo about ‘The Arts of Healing’ at TCMC

From a press release: “The Arts of Healing” will be presented through a conversation with the New York Public Library’s Paul Holdengräber and poet and author Rafael Campo, M.D., at The Commonwealth Medical College on Thursday, Oct. 23. The event, which is a collaborative program of the University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum and TCMC, will […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

PHOTOS: Synaesthesia Social, 09/21/14

The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton hosted a night of improvisational music and poetry on Sunday, Sept. 21 as part of the weekly Synaesthesia Social series. Performers that night included musicians Chelsea Smarr, Benya Barshai, and Jeff Brozena and poets Brian Fanelli and Scott Thomas. Created by illustrator and educator Ted Michalowski, Synaesthesia Social “combines […]