Brad Patton

New book digs up dark secrets of Sheppton mine disaster, NEPA’s ‘greatest urban legend’

New book digs up dark secrets of Sheppton mine disaster, NEPA’s ‘greatest urban legend’

Mocanaqua author signing books in Berwick, Wilkes-Barre, and Pottsville

As a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania, music journalist and author Maxim W. Furek has always been interested in finding out what really happened during the Sheppton mine disaster. And since he didn’t see anyone else delving into the mystery of the August 1963 disaster, he decided to take on the subject himself. Furek, a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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

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 […]

 Ali Pica

PHOTOS: Writers’ Showcase at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton, 08/29/15

PHOTOS: Writers’ Showcase at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton, 08/29/15

Venues have come and gone, but the Writers’ Showcase remains and continues to draw attentive literary crowds in Scranton. Previously held at New Visions Studio & Gallery and The Vintage before their respective closures, the local bi-monthly reading series found its new home at the Olde Brick Theatre in June. Co-hosts Brian Fanelli and Dawn […]

 Ali Pica

Authors Barbara J. Taylor and Christian W. Thiede offer experience and advice before Writers’ Showcase in Scranton

Authors Barbara J. Taylor and Christian W. Thiede offer experience and advice before Writers’ Showcase in Scranton

The Olde Brick Theatre resides in North Scranton’s business district, nestled in the hillside of West Market Street. When you approach the Olde Brick, you will see white aluminum siding, streaming lights, and a white, paint-peeled door, as if you were entering someone’s home. Once inside, as the name denotes, you will observe a dimly […]

 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 […]

 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

Author Brandon Halsey holds ‘Bliss’ book release party at Le Manhattan Bistro in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 12

Author Brandon Halsey holds ‘Bliss’ book release party at Le Manhattan Bistro in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 12

From a press release: Brandon Halsey, author of “Bliss,” will host a reading and signing event at Le Manhattan Bistro (264 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Autographed copies of Halsey’s book may be purchased during the event. Complimentary food and drinks, including burgundy escargot, pate crostini, smoked salmon, […]

 Sara Pokorny

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

The 'Brit Out of Water' series pulls from some of her own life experiences and observations

Enna Peterson is back, but this time around, the comedic heroine that has sprung from the mind of (and is loosely based upon) Scranton resident Eleanor Gwyn-Jones is in an entirely different place than when we last saw her. “Jazz Hands,” which was released officially Tuesday, will be celebrated tonight at POSH at the Scranton […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones holds reading and signing of ‘Jazz Hands’ on Dec. 18

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit Adelaide's Army

From a press release: Next Thursday, Dec. 18, Scranton author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones will release her new paperback novel, “Jazz Hands,” at a reading and signing event at POSH at the Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). In this sequel to her praised 2013 debut, “Theatricks,” U.K. to U.S. transplant Gwyn-Jones engages readers with her […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Paul Holdengräber converses with doctor/poet Rafael Campo about ‘The Arts of Healing’ at TCMC

Paul Holdengräber converses with doctor/poet Rafael Campo about ‘The Arts of Healing’ at TCMC

From a press release: “The Arts of Healing” will be presented through a conversation with the New York Public Library’s Paul Holdengräber and poet and author Rafael Campo, M.D., at The Commonwealth Medical College on Thursday, Oct. 23. The event, which is a collaborative program of the University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum and TCMC, will […]