A vibrant display of creativity filled the alleyway of Center Street in downtown Scranton, bringing live poetry and music performances, handmade crafts, artwork, indie comic books, stickers, clothing and, yes, plenty of zines and letterpress publications to the sixth annual Scranton Zine Fest.
NEPA Scene caught sets by Science Queen (featuring Zine Fest founder Jess Meoni on drums) and Mizimu in front of Adezzo coffee shop and met lots of interesting people – and quite a few friendly four-legged friends. A happy couple who were just married even walked through the alley on their way back to the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center across the street, adding to the fun and unpredictable nature of the day.
The fest also featured poetry by Siobhan Casey, Sayuri Gomez, Kenna Carey, Ali Pica, Monica Noelle, Alicia Grega, Eliot Klein, and Macaulay Glynn, along with music by LittleStarRun, A Season Underground, Karate Camp, Die-Polar, The Turnbucklers, and Azure.
See photos from the 2015 Scranton Zine Fest at the Tripp Park Community Center here.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.