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 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA author Brandon Halsey signs new horror novel ‘Bliss’ at FANtom Fest

NEPA author Brandon Halsey signs new horror novel ‘Bliss’ at FANtom Fest

From a press release: After a successful debut at last month’s Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear in Wilkes-Barre, author Brandon Halsey will be signing copies of his new horror novel, “Bliss,” at this weekend’s FANtom Fest in Scranton. The NEPA native is the author of an oeuvre both abundant and diverse: novels, poems, and essays […]

 Sara Pokorny

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

British actor embodies the look and personality of 'Narnia' author

ime after time for the past 20 years, British actor David Payne has stepped on stage to portray one man, a literary giant whose works resonates with readers today and who Payne so uncannily resembles. He nails it each time, receiving praise from not only audiences, but colleagues, for his spot-on likeness – and, yet, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

From a press release: On Sunday, Oct. 5, author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book, “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress” at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The program, which is free and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Osterhout Library offers chance to win $4,000 Bermuda vacation

Osterhout Library offers chance to win $4,000 Bermuda vacation

From a press release: The Osterhout Free Library announced today that Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is sponsoring a Bermuda Island Getaway Raffle in conjunction with the library’s 125th Anniversary Gala. The gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club (59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), with the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Local poets sought for Poetry In Transit bus program

Local poets sought for Poetry In Transit bus program

From a press release: Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, invites writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The submission deadline for this year’s program is Sept. 22, and the theme for the 2014 program is “Luzerne County local,” so poems should reflect some aspect of this theme. […]

 Rich Howells

Win a copy of poetry collection ‘All That Remains’

Win a copy of poetry collection ‘All That Remains’

Wilkes University continues its Summer Reads book giveaway this week by offering a chance to win a copy of Brian Fanelli’s 80-page poetry collection “All That Remains,” published last fall by Unbound Content. To enter, follow this link and comment on an excerpt from the book. The contest for this book ends this Friday, Aug. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

From a press release: The annual Rooftop Party is back, but with a new name and a new location. The Brewsterhout Patio Party will be held next Friday, Aug. 8, from 5-8 p.m. on the patio at the Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), as well as inside the library. The party is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

From a press release: Award-winning, best-selling author Colum McCann will receive the 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation in […]

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