NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Ground Poets hold Dialogue Arts Festival with performances and workshops in Tunkhannock April 7-8

Breaking Ground Poets hold Dialogue Arts Festival with performances and workshops in Tunkhannock April 7-8

From a press release: Local youth poetry group the Breaking Ground Poets will launch their second Dialogue Arts Festival, subtitled “Life as Primary Text,” at the Tunkhannock Public Library on Friday, April 7 and at Tunkhannock Area High School on Saturday, April 8. The festival is facilitated by the internationally acclaimed spoken word poets Adam […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

What I learned from the Brave New Voices Convening in San Francisco, representing the Breaking Ground Poets

What I learned from the Brave New Voices Convening in San Francisco, representing the Breaking Ground Poets

As longtime followers of NEPA Scene may know, we’ve covered events held by the Breaking Ground Poets several times, which eventually led to a partnership with the group that became our bi-monthly Youth Scene Open Mics at Adezzo in Scranton and Twigs Cafe in Tunkhannock. I’ve enjoyed working with this local volunteer organization that fosters […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Ground Poets hold 1st annual Dialogue Arts Youth Festival on May 15-16 in Scranton and Tunkhannock

Breaking Ground Poets hold 1st annual Dialogue Arts Youth Festival on May 15-16 in Scranton and Tunkhannock

Group is still seeking young poets and writers for workshop

From a press release: The Breaking Ground Poets have announced the first annual Dialogue Arts Youth Festival, taking place from May 15-16 in Scranton and Tunkhannock. According to Katie Wisnosky, founder of the Breaking Grounds Poets and coordinator of the Youth Festival, “The festival will use creative writing and critical dialogue to bring communities together […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 19 – Writing, reading, and performing at poetry slams with the Breaking Ground Poets

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 19 – Writing, reading, and performing at poetry slams with the Breaking Ground Poets

Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Ground Poets’ first poetry slam of the season, 10/25/14

Did you miss the Breaking Ground Poets‘ first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25? Don’t worry – TwentyFiveEight has you covered. They just posted a full two-hour video of the entire night on YouTube, featuring brave performances from Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

The Breaking Ground Poets held their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25, and it was standing room only for good reason. Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell Winters, Claire Sheen, Cassi Miller, Jessica Yagloski, Kevin Parker, Mayling Ijomah, Adriana Adams, Abby Yurksza, Skyler […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Ground Poets hold first poetry slam of the season on Oct. 25

Breaking Ground Poets hold first poetry slam of the season on Oct. 25

Those who believe the new generation growing up now isn’t as intelligent or ambitious as previous generations haven’t met the Breaking Ground Poets. They’ll have that opportunity this Saturday, Oct. 25, when the group of young writers from Northeastern Pennsylvania hold their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios (703 N. Washington Ave., […]