Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

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Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain releases new issue at Osterhout Free Library on Nov. 2

Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain releases new issue at Osterhout Free Library on Nov. 2

From a press release: On Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m., Word Fountain, the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, will celebrate the launch of its 14th issue since their first experimental leaflet back in the fall of 2009. There was a two-year hiatus before the relaunch of the summer of 2016 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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VIDEO: Scranton native Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans’ wins 4 Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play’

VIDEO: Scranton native Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans’ wins 4 Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play’

Playwright Stephen Karam, who called Scranton home for many years until he moved to Manhattan to pursue his dreams, was living those dreams last night as he accepted the Tony Award for “Best Play” for “The Humans.” The family drama he penned, which already earned the Obie Award for Playwriting, Drama Critics Circle Award, Outer […]

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Free screenwriting workshop with local director starts June 9 at Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre

Free screenwriting workshop with local director starts June 9 at Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: The Game Chateau in Wilkes-Barre has announced its third community writers workshop – screenwriting with local director, producer, and screenwriter Jon YonKondy, MFA. The workshop will run weekly on Thursday nights throughout the month of June starting on Thursday, June 9. It will involve a broad survey of screenwriting as an […]

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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 […]