NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain now open for submissions until March 31

Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain now open for submissions until March 31

From a press release: The editors of Word Fountain, the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, have announced that they are once again open for submissions. The deadline for writers to send in their work is Friday, March 31, with a particular interest in work by local writers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and […]

 Rich Howells

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

For years, there have been sporadic updates about “The Irishman,” the highly anticipated film that will reunite director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, but now the mafia movie with real-life local connections is closer than ever to production thanks to Netflix. The leading streaming entertainment subscription service has acquired the worldwide rights to […]

 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 […]

 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

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for February 2016

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for February 2016

Every month, the staff of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre offers their recommendations for new or classic books (and sometimes movies) available through the Luzerne County Library System. Donate to the library and subscribe to the Osterhout Insider newsletter to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Osterhout and its branches.

 NEPA Scene Staff

Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre is seeking writers for 2016 Word Fountain relaunch

Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre is seeking writers for 2016 Word Fountain relaunch

From a press release: After a long hiatus, a new editing staff is working toward a spring relaunch of Word Fountain, the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, and they’re seeking emerging and established writers to send in fresh stories, poems, flash fiction, essays, brief memoirs, and other short pieces. The first […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for August 2015

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for August 2015

Every month, the staff of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre offers their recommendations for new or classic books (and sometimes movies) available through the Luzerne County Library System. Donate to the library and subscribe to the Osterhout Insider newsletter to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Osterhout and its branches. Also, be sure […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for March 2015

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for March 2015

Every month, the staff of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre offers their recommendations for new or classic books available through the Luzerne County Library System. Donate to the library and subscribe to the Osterhout Insider newsletter to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Osterhout and its branches.

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fifty Shades’ of abuse – the gray area of Christian Grey’s behavior

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fifty Shades’ of abuse – the gray area of Christian Grey’s behavior

Like many men who are writing about “Fifty Shades of Grey,” either the book or the movie adaptation that was released this past weekend, I have not experienced this phenomenon personally – I’m simply an observer attempting to make sense of something popular that I have no connection to or interest in whatsoever. Why write […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for February 2015

LIBRARY STAFF PICKS: Read the recommended books for February 2015

Every month, the staff of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre offers their recommendations for new or classic books available through the Luzerne County Library System. Donate to the library and subscribe to the Osterhout Insider newsletter to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Osterhout and its branches. We also have a movie recommendation […]