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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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA author Brandon Halsey signs new horror novel ‘Bliss’ at FANtom Fest

NEPA author Brandon Halsey signs new horror novel ‘Bliss’ at FANtom Fest

From a press release: After a successful debut at last month’s Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear in Wilkes-Barre, author Brandon Halsey will be signing copies of his new horror novel, “Bliss,” at this weekend’s FANtom Fest in Scranton. The NEPA native is the author of an oeuvre both abundant and diverse: novels, poems, and essays […]

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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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