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 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Bruce Springsteen meeting fans at book signing at Free Library of Philadelphia on Sept. 29

Bruce Springsteen meeting fans at book signing at Free Library of Philadelphia on Sept. 29

From a press release: Bruce Springsteen is the poet laureate of rock ‘n’ roll. For his body of work, he has earned 20 Grammys, two Golden Globes, an Oscar, and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A seven-year labor of love, his autobiography, “Born to Run,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Writer and radio host Garrison Keillor tells stories at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 13

Writer and radio host Garrison Keillor tells stories at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 13

From a press release: It was announced today that renowned author, storyteller, and radio personality Garrison Keillor will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, $45, and $55, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. and will be available […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Poetry in Transit poets read work displayed on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 19

Poetry in Transit poets read work displayed on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 19

From a press release: Poetry in Transit, an award-winning community program now in its 10th year, has announced the 2016 contributing poets whose work will be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The poems stay up for one year with a monthly rotation so that riders can see all poems over time. The theme […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Writers’ Showcase reading series features poets, reporters, activists, and more in Scranton on Sept. 24

Writers’ Showcase reading series features poets, reporters, activists, and more in Scranton on Sept. 24

From a press release: The September edition of the Writers’ Showcase reading series will be held at the Olde Brick Theatre (126 W. Market St., Scranton) on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. This showcase will feature varied writers Iris Johnston, Jenica Lodde, Mike Stevens, Craig Czury, and Carla Christopher. The event is $4 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dunmore poet Brian Fanelli releases new book ‘Waiting for the Dead to Speak’ on Sept. 12

Dunmore poet Brian Fanelli releases new book ‘Waiting for the Dead to Speak’ on Sept. 12

From a press release: New York Quarterly Books will be publishing a new collection of poetry, “Waiting for the Dead to Speak,” by Dunmore writer and English professor Brian Fanelli on Sept. 12. The book is now available for pre-order. “Waiting for the Dead to Speak” merges the personal with the political. In this, his […]