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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. […]

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You blockhead! Wilkes University sings ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 17-26

You blockhead! Wilkes University sings ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Feb. 17-26

From a press release: Wilkes University Theatre presents the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the Charles Schulz comic strip. Performances are Feb. 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center […]

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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 […]

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Wilkes University brings rapper Lupe Fiasco to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

Wilkes University brings rapper Lupe Fiasco to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

From a press release: Wilkes University’s annual Spring Concert will feature rapper Lupe Fiasco this year on Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Tickets, which are $10 for Wilkes students, $25 for alumni, and $35 (plus fees) for the public, are on sale now and available at the […]

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Ballet Northeast presents holiday classic ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 18-20 at Wilkes University

Ballet Northeast presents holiday classic ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 18-20 at Wilkes University

From a press release: Ballet Northeast, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s only youth ballet company, presents its annual holiday classic “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 18-20 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on the campus of Wilkes University (84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre). Watch in wonder as toy soldiers and mice become life size, and Clara is transformed into […]

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Wilkes University rescinds honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 2004

Wilkes University rescinds honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 2004

Joining many other universities across the country, Wilkes University has rescinded its honorary degree granted to Bill Cosby back in 2004. University trustees voted unanimously on Oct. 2 to revoke Cosby’s honorary doctorate of humane letters, according to the Associated Press. Over 50 women have come forward in the past year and accused the once […]

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ returns to Wilkes University for international V-Day

‘The Vagina Monologues’ returns to Wilkes University for international V-Day

From a press release: The award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” returns to Wilkes University (84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre) this week on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, just in time for V-Day. Observed internationally on Feb. 14, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girl, and it is […]

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Elvis lives again through the eyes of ‘All the King’s Women’ at Wilkes University

Elvis lives again through the eyes of ‘All the King’s Women’ at Wilkes University

From a press release: Wilkes University Theatre says, “Long live the king!” with its latest production, Luigi Jannuzzi’s comedy “All the King’s Women,” running Sept. 25-28. Directed by Wilkes’ director of theatre Teresa Fallon, “All the King’s Women” explores the cultural impact of “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley, through the eyes of […]

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Local poets sought for Poetry In Transit bus program

Local poets sought for Poetry In Transit bus program

From a press release: Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, invites writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses. The submission deadline for this year’s program is Sept. 22, and the theme for the 2014 program is “Luzerne County local,” so poems should reflect some aspect of this theme. […]

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Win a copy of poetry collection ‘All That Remains’

Win a copy of poetry collection ‘All That Remains’

Wilkes University continues its Summer Reads book giveaway this week by offering a chance to win a copy of Brian Fanelli’s 80-page poetry collection “All That Remains,” published last fall by Unbound Content. To enter, follow this link and comment on an excerpt from the book. The contest for this book ends this Friday, Aug. […]