NEPA Scene Staff

Pulitzer-winning poet and NPR book critic speaking at PA Writers Conference at Wilkes University Aug. 4-5

Pulitzer-winning poet and NPR book critic speaking at PA Writers Conference at Wilkes University Aug. 4-5

From a press release: Get your pens ready because Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing has announced the full program for the third annual Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day event celebrates all genres of writing and features workshops and panels with authors, editors, literary agents, and film producers. These sessions are offered […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Poetry in Transit seeking local poems to display on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre

Poetry in Transit seeking local poems to display on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Poetry in Transit, an award-winning community program, is inviting writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The submission deadline for this year’s program is next Friday, April 28. The theme for the 2017 program is “migration,” and poems should reflect some aspect of this theme. […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

From a press release: The College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas is hosting three special presentations in honor of National Women’s History Month in March. The Women’s Issues Forum on Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Huntzinger Room 218 will focus on issues involving gender and the role of […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Ladies Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 12/13/16

After several weeks of featuring male performers in the NEPA Scene Live series at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, it was time to put the spotlight on the ladies of the local arts scene. Ladies Night on Tuesday, Dec. 13 presented a variety of different talents from strong, young female voices throughout Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Poetry in Transit poets read work displayed on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 19

Poetry in Transit poets read work displayed on Luzerne County buses in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 19

From a press release: Poetry in Transit, an award-winning community program now in its 10th year, has announced the 2016 contributing poets whose work will be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The poems stay up for one year with a monthly rotation so that riders can see all poems over time. The theme […]

 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 […]

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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 […]

 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 […]