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 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 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Zine Fest in Center Street alleyway outside Adezzo, 06/11/16

PHOTOS: Scranton Zine Fest in Center Street alleyway outside Adezzo, 06/11/16

A vibrant display of creativity filled the alleyway of Center Street in downtown Scranton, bringing live poetry and music performances, handmade crafts, artwork, indie comic books, stickers, clothing and, yes, plenty of zines and letterpress publications to the sixth annual Scranton Zine Fest. NEPA Scene caught sets by Science Queen (featuring Zine Fest founder Jess […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton native Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans’ wins 4 Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play’

VIDEO: Scranton native Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans’ wins 4 Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play’

Playwright Stephen Karam, who called Scranton home for many years until he moved to Manhattan to pursue his dreams, was living those dreams last night as he accepted the Tony Award for “Best Play” for “The Humans.” The family drama he penned, which already earned the Obie Award for Playwriting, Drama Critics Circle Award, Outer […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre starts crowdfunding campaign to continue free arts workshops

Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre starts crowdfunding campaign to continue free arts workshops

From a press release: In May, just two months after opening its doors, The Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre launched a free community class in poetry writing taught by local poet and master teacher Dawn Leas. Yesterday, they launched a screenwriting workshop with local director, producer, and screenwriter Jon YonKondy, MFA. The response from the community […]

 Rich Howells

Free screenwriting workshop with local director starts June 9 at Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre

Free screenwriting workshop with local director starts June 9 at Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: The Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre has announced its third community writers workshop – screenwriting with local director, producer, and screenwriter Jon YonKondy, MFA. The workshop will run weekly on Thursday nights throughout the month of June starting on Thursday, June 9. It will involve a broad survey of screenwriting as an […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Zine Fest fills downtown alleyway of Adezzo with art, music, poetry, and literature on June 11

Scranton Zine Fest fills downtown alleyway of Adezzo with art, music, poetry, and literature on June 11

From a press release: The Scranton Zine Fest is an underground arts and literature festival and celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. More specifically, the festival is a gathering of zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with live poetry readings, music performances, and food under one roof for the […]

 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,” […]