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 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Main lineup announced for 2016 Scranton Fringe Festival

The 2015 Scranton Fringe Festival consisted of 48 productions in 12 venues over four days, with 1,800 individual tickets sold and 3,000 unique individuals in attendance. This year, the festival looks to top that with 54 acts from nine states and two countries on Sept. 29-Oct. 2, adding workshops, a short film festival, and more […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre publisher’s ‘Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir’ named ‘Indie Groundbreaking Book’

Wilkes-Barre publisher’s ‘Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir’ named ‘Indie Groundbreaking Book’

From a press release: Independent Publisher, the “voice of the independent publishing industry,” named “Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir” as its “Indie Groundbreaking Book” for the month of May. The reviewer, Craig Manning, declared that the book “captures the excitement and heart of the rock ’n’ roll dream.” This is the latest […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 05/15/16

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 05/15/16

The Scranton Comic Book Convention returned to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton for its spring edition on Sunday, May 15, filling a ballroom with comics, collectibles, and plenty of geeky fun. Guests in attendance included Darren Auck (veteran illustrator for Marvel Comics, including “Hulk vs. Thing,” “Ren & Stimpy,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comic Con is back for spring edition at the Radisson Hotel on May 15

Scranton Comic Con is back for spring edition at the Radisson Hotel on May 15

The Scranton Comic Book Convention will return to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., attracting 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 Modern Life,” and “What […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Orange is the New Black’ author Piper Kerman speaking for free at Scranton Cultural Center on July 19

‘Orange is the New Black’ author Piper Kerman speaking for free at Scranton Cultural Center on July 19

From a press release: Author Piper Kerman, whose memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” inspired the award-winning Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” is the next speaker in the Matthew F. Flynn Lackawanna County Library Lecture Series. She will be speaking at the Scranton Cultural Center on Tuesday, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: GRRRLS Night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton, 03/25/16

PHOTOS: GRRRLS Night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton, 03/25/16

GRRRLS Night, “an open platform for all women to showcase their talents in poetry, spoken word, music, and comedy,” made its return to Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 25 after a few months off, allowing eight young ladies the opportunity to share a bit of themselves through their art in an intimate […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam at the AfA Gallery in Scranton, 03/26/16

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam at the AfA Gallery in Scranton, 03/26/16

The Breaking Ground Poets held their first poetry slam of the season on the second floor of the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton on Saturday, March 26, letting 10 young poets express themselves for the chance to be heard and advance to the Brave New Voices poetry slam competition and festival in Washington, D.C. in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Radical Book Fair with free market and lectures held at Marywood in Scranton on April 9

Scranton Radical Book Fair with free market and lectures held at Marywood in Scranton on April 9

From a press release: The annual Scranton Radical Book Fair and Really Really Free Market, held this year on Saturday, April 9 starting at noon in the Nazareth Student Center at Marywood University in Scranton, aims to promote the ideas of social, environmental, and economic justice in the area. The book fair will include an […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Travel author/photographer Marty Essen presents ‘Around the World in 90 Minutes’ at Misericordia on April 12

Travel author/photographer Marty Essen presents ‘Around the World in 90 Minutes’ at Misericordia on April 12

From a press release: Award-winning author Marty Essen will present the global travel and photography show “Around the World in 90 Minutes” on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Misericordia University in Dallas. Essen’s high-energy multimedia program features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Girls-only open mic GRRRLS Night returns to Ale Mary’s in Scranton on March 25

Girls-only open mic GRRRLS Night returns to Ale Mary’s in Scranton on March 25

After taking a few months off, GRRRLS Night, the only girls-only performance night in Northeastern Pennsylvania, returns to Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Created by Jess Meoni, graphic designer and founder of the Scranton Zine Fest and Ruthless Zine, the monthly open mic platform began in July 2015 […]