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Meet and discover NEPA authors at the Scranton Reads Book Riot on Oct. 11

Meet and discover NEPA authors at the Scranton Reads Book Riot on Oct. 11
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From a press release:

On Sunday, Oct. 11, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host the Scranton Reads Book Riot at 2 p.m. at the Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton), where attendees can meet authors from Northeastern Pennsylvania and discover a new favorite.

This local author fair will celebrate local history and local writers of both fiction and nonfiction who will be on hand to talk about and sign copies of their books. Authors participating include Jay Luke, Eleanor Gwyn-Jones, Tony Bernardi, Bill Conlogue, Cheryl Kashuba, Joe Klapatch, Sarah Piccini, David Hess, Barb Taylor, Dale Keklock and Joseph Krenitski, Tom Klopfer, Lucia Dailey, Tammy Mal, Margo Azzarelli, Stephanie Longo, and David Wenzel.

This event is part of the Scranton Reads celebration, as well as Scranton’s Sesquicentennial celebration. A exhibit called “Celebrating 150 Years of Local Authors” will be on display.

Scranton Reads, which began in 2002, is a community reading event organized by the city of Scranton and the Albright Memorial Library. Each year during the month of October, citizens of Scranton get together to read a great work of literature. They participate in book discussions and special events related to the chosen work. For Scranton Reads’ 14th year, the committee has selected J.D. Salinger‘s “The Catcher in the Rye.”

Scranton Reads has two main goals. The first goal is to encourage reading among people of all ages, and the second is to bring the community together through sharing a common experience.

For more information or to make reservations for the Book Riot, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or e-mail

Founded in 1886 as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, the Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with a record of local history through its museum and library collections, exhibits, and programs. In 1942, from the bequest of George H. Catlin, the society established its permanent home at Catlin’s 1912 residence. In 1965, Lackawanna County designated the Lackawanna Historical Society as the official county historical society, and the society continues to serve the county as a center for local history resources. It is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.