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‘Frankenstein’ comes to life on stage at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 11

‘Frankenstein’ comes to life on stage at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 11

From a press release: The Aquila Theatre Company will present the stage adaptation of one of the first true science fiction novels, Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Christmas Vacation’ and book market at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Christmas Vacation’ and book market at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

From a press release: It’s almost halfway to Christmas, so the Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Christmas in July with a literary marketplace and cult classic movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Wednesday, July 25, complete with holiday music and Christmas decorations. Gates at the drive-in theater (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson […]

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Local ladies read poetry for free at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit on June 23

Local ladies read poetry for free at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit on June 23

From a press release: Two Scranton writers will perform their poetry at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Aptly named “Two Local Ladies Read Poetry,” Laurel Radzieski and Daryl Sznyter will offer selections from their published works. Radzieski’s most recent work, “Red Mother,” is a book of short […]

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Wilkes University announces writing workshop partnership with Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony

Wilkes University announces writing workshop partnership with Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony

From a press release: The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is partnering with the Norman Mailer Center in New York City to bring the Mailer Writers Colony summer writing workshops to Wilkes-Barre and serve as their permanent home. Named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author, workshops offered by […]

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Scranton writer Laurel Radzieski releases debut poetry collection at AfA Gallery on Feb. 16

Scranton writer Laurel Radzieski releases debut poetry collection at AfA Gallery on Feb. 16

From a press release: Scranton author Laurel Radzieski will celebrate the release of her debut poetry collection, “Red Mother,” with a book launch and reading at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) will host the free event with light refreshments. Radzieski […]

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Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain releases new issue at Osterhout Free Library on Nov. 2

Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain releases new issue at Osterhout Free Library on Nov. 2

From a press release: On Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m., Word Fountain, the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, will celebrate the launch of its 14th issue since their first experimental leaflet back in the fall of 2009. There was a two-year hiatus before the relaunch of the summer of 2016 […]

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Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

From a press release: It’s almost halfway to Christmas, so the Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Christmas in July with a marketplace and movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Tuesday, July 25. Gates at the drive-in theater (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7. Get […]

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Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain now open for submissions until March 31

Wilkes-Barre literary magazine Word Fountain now open for submissions until March 31

From a press release: The editors of Word Fountain, the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, have announced that they are once again open for submissions. The deadline for writers to send in their work is Friday, March 31, with a particular interest in work by local writers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and […]

 Rich Howells

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

For years, there have been sporadic updates about “The Irishman,” the highly anticipated film that will reunite director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, but now the mafia movie with real-life local connections is closer than ever to production thanks to Netflix. The leading streaming entertainment subscription service has acquired the worldwide rights to […]

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Wilkes-Barre publisher’s ‘Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir’ named ‘Indie Groundbreaking Book’

Wilkes-Barre publisher’s ‘Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir’ named ‘Indie Groundbreaking Book’

From a press release: Independent Publisher, the “voice of the independent publishing industry,” named “Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir” as its “Indie Groundbreaking Book” for the month of May. The reviewer, Craig Manning, declared that the book “captures the excitement and heart of the rock ’n’ roll dream.” This is the latest […]