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 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Scranton Zine Fest at the Tripp Park Community Center, 06/13/15

PHOTOS: Scranton Zine Fest at the Tripp Park Community Center, 06/13/15

Celebrating its fifth year with birthday banners and a party atmosphere, the Scranton Zine Fest on Saturday, June 13 at the Tripp Park Community Center in Scranton was a colorful gathering of artists, zinesters, distros, indie publishers, designers, writers, musicians, and more. In addition to vendors sharing their work, the free festival also included workshops, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Writers’ Showcase reading series returns to a new Scranton venue on June 27

Writers’ Showcase reading series returns to a new Scranton venue on June 27

From a press release: The Writers’ Showcase reading series, hosted by local poets Brian Fanelli and Dawn Leas, will make its return at a new venue, the Olde Brick Theatre (126 W. Market St., Scranton), on Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Formerly, the series was held monthly at New Visions Studio & Gallery and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Zine Fest holds ‘open mic fundraiser’ at Ale Mary’s on May 28

Scranton Zine Fest holds ‘open mic fundraiser’ at Ale Mary’s on May 28

From a press release: The Scranton Zine Fest is an annual celebration of groundbreaking visual artists and writers. More specifically, the festival is a celebration of zinesters, distros, artistic press publications, and letterpress artists, complete with workshops, food, and live entertainment under one roof for the public to enjoy – free of charge. It also […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 05/12/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 05/12/15

Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been attending the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition since Week 1, and as she performed better and better each time, her persistence paid off. After several weeks of coming close, she won the audience vote with her original and cover songs on acoustic guitar on May […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton author channels Voodoo queen through children’s book ‘Little Laveau’

Scranton author channels Voodoo queen through children’s book ‘Little Laveau’

Book signings held in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and New Orleans

alking into Erin Rovin’s Scranton home, New Orleans can be seen everywhere, from little trinkets spread throughout to colorful art adorning the walls. Though she’s from the Electric City, a little piece of her has remained in NOLA since her honeymoon. As a writer, she began with celebrity gossip and moved into writing about New […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Breaking Ground Poets hold 1st annual Dialogue Arts Youth Festival on May 15-16 in Scranton and Tunkhannock

Breaking Ground Poets hold 1st annual Dialogue Arts Youth Festival on May 15-16 in Scranton and Tunkhannock

Group is still seeking young poets and writers for workshop

From a press release: The Breaking Ground Poets have announced the first annual Dialogue Arts Youth Festival, taking place from May 15-16 in Scranton and Tunkhannock. According to Katie Wisnosky, founder of the Breaking Grounds Poets and coordinator of the Youth Festival, “The festival will use creative writing and critical dialogue to bring communities together […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 04/21/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 04/21/15

There were a few less performers than usual at Week 5 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition, but the level of talent on display continued to climb on Tuesday, April 21. Jason Vo returned to play his original guitar compositions, but this time he brought along his friend Bryan Banks […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free workshop for artists on protecting intellectual property offered in Scranton on April 29

Free workshop for artists on protecting intellectual property offered in Scranton on April 29

From a press release: The creative ideas, music, literature, or other materials an artist or organization formulates in thought or design are very valuable and need to be protected because they just might lead to the next bestseller, great innovation, or world-renowned performance. Valuable information on safeguarding one’s work, concepts, or discoveries will be offered […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 04/14/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 04/14/15

In a night that featured many great musical performances, a consistent crowd favorite at the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition took the audience vote on Tuesday, April 14. Grant Williams (pictured above), the former bassist for Graces Downfall, debuted some of his original bass compositions at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 04/07/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 04/07/15

Week 3 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition was so unpredictable that even the group who won the audience vote on Tuesday, April 7 didn’t know what was going to happen until they started jamming onstage. Handpan player Steve Werner, cellist Dan King, and drummer Matt Montella – who had […]

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