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Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

From a press release: Danville native and current Philadelphia resident Jim Warner will be returning to his old stomping grounds for a signing and reading of his new book of poetry, “Actual Miles,” at the Library Express Bookstore at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. Part travelogue, part […]

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Wilkes University announces writing workshop partnership with Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony

Wilkes University announces writing workshop partnership with Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony

From a press release: The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is partnering with the Norman Mailer Center in New York City to bring the Mailer Writers Colony summer writing workshops to Wilkes-Barre and serve as their permanent home. Named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author, workshops offered by […]

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Scranton writer Laurel Radzieski releases debut poetry collection at AfA Gallery on Feb. 16

Scranton writer Laurel Radzieski releases debut poetry collection at AfA Gallery on Feb. 16

From a press release: Scranton author Laurel Radzieski will celebrate the release of her debut poetry collection, “Red Mother,” with a book launch and reading at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) will host the free event with light refreshments. Radzieski […]

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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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