THIS WEEK: May 24 to 30, 2013
Poetry Reading, by Canadian writer Nygel Metcalfe, whose style has been referred to as “word hurricane.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Tonight with open mic at 7 and poetry at 8:15. Free. 996-1500.
Breaking Ground Poets Poetry Slam, a competition in which members of the poetry group read three rounds of original poetry before a panel of judges. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Age 14 and older. $5. 996-1500.
Poetry Sucks Workshop, exploring the art of “Found Poetry” with Tom Blomain of the Mulberry Poets & Writers Association. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. $10. Registration: 346-7186.
Book Signing, with Gene Gomolka, author of “Coal Cracker’s Son,” about Polish immigrants and their families in Nanticoke. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. June 15 at noon. 829-4210.
Book Signing, of the latest release from the Luzerne County Historical Society “Serving Their County, Defending the Commonwealth, Saving the Union: Stories and Images of Luzerne County Soldiers at Gettysburg,” by contributors William Lewis, Anthony Brooks, Stephen Killian, Angela Lopez and Peter Tomasak. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. June 15. 829-4210.
Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. June 20. Registration: 346-7186.
Author Talk and Workshop, with Cary Bayer, author of “Prosperity Aerobics” and “Spirit & Money.” Unity of NEPA, 140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon June 30. $20; $25 after June 23. 592-3016.
The Gathering, the annual four-day event exploring creativity through literature, the arts and sciences with the theme “The Art of the Living Moment.” Included: presentations by the Tibetan lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, poetry readings, author lectures and book signings, films, receptions and dinners. Keystone College, La Plume. July 18 to 21. Schedule at thegatheringatkeystone.org or call 945-7143.