Lit

 Sara Pokorny

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

David Payne brings C.S. Lewis to life in Wilkes-Barre

British actor embodies the look and personality of 'Narnia' author

ime after time for the past 20 years, British actor David Payne has stepped on stage to portray one man, a literary giant whose works resonates with readers today and who Payne so uncannily resembles. He nails it each time, receiving praise from not only audiences, but colleagues, for his spot-on likeness – and, yet, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

Learn about the Italian experience in America and share your stories

From a press release: On Sunday, Oct. 5, author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book, “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress” at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). The program, which is free and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Osterhout Library offers chance to win $4,000 Bermuda vacation

Osterhout Library offers chance to win $4,000 Bermuda vacation

From a press release: The Osterhout Free Library announced today that Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is sponsoring a Bermuda Island Getaway Raffle in conjunction with the library’s 125th Anniversary Gala. The gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club (59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), with the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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. […]

 Rich Howells

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. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

Brewsterhout Patio Party benefit raises glass to library’s 125th anniversary

From a press release: The annual Rooftop Party is back, but with a new name and a new location. The Brewsterhout Patio Party will be held next Friday, Aug. 8, from 5-8 p.m. on the patio at the Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre), as well as inside the library. The party is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

Irish author Colum McCann to receive award at University of Scranton

From a press release: Award-winning, best-selling author Colum McCann will receive the 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and award presentation in […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: From Batman to Scranton – writer Scott Beatty celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green

ARCHIVES: From Batman to Scranton – writer Scott Beatty celebrates Free Comic Book Day at Comics on the Green

Not only is Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton offering free comics on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4, but the shop is also offering the chance to meet one of those comic’s writers. Scott Beatty, known for penning characters like Batman, Robin, Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, The Phantom, and […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: While filming documentary in Scranton, Rocky impersonator is ‘living the dream’

ARCHIVES: While filming documentary in Scranton, Rocky impersonator is ‘living the dream’

Sylvester Stallone may have shot his last “Rocky” film, but another Rocky’s story has just begun. Last Saturday morning, a small film crew drove into Scranton to embark on their second day of shooting an as-yet-untitled documentary inspired by “Cue the Rocky Music,” a memoir written by city native Mike Kunda. The book recounts Kunda’s […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ‘Cue the Rocky Music’ for the Rocky Balboa of West Scranton

ARCHIVES: ‘Cue the Rocky Music’ for the Rocky Balboa of West Scranton

A familiar theme song begins to run through Mike Kunda’s head as he ascends the front steps of West Scranton High School. When he reaches the top, he turns around and raises his hands in the air triumphantly. Sporting a leather jacket, black fedora, and fingerless gloves, he is no longer the scrawny little kid […]

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