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Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

From a press release: It’s almost halfway to Christmas, so the Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Christmas in July with a marketplace and movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Tuesday, July 25. Gates open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with the local […]

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Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

From a press release: Cecelia Mecca, a Scranton native and resident of Roaring Brook Township, is launching her debut historical romance novel, “The Thief’s Countess,” at Library Express at The Marketplace at Steamtown on Friday, March 3. After successfully launching a prequel novella, “The Ward’s Bride,” in February into the Top 20 in three of […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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, […]

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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 […]

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