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 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 […]

 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 […]