Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Writing Group meeting spot for Saturday, November 30

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers' Collective will be unable to meet at The Vintage on Saturday, November 30 due to the Small Business Saturday Art & Craft Showcase (great gifts by talented local artisans, nothing over $50) being held there from 10 AM to 4 PM.  While our fall-back position in recent months has been the Starbucks at the Steamtown Mall, KK has suggested meeting at the second floor food court at the Steamtown Mall this Saturday at 1:00. (The food court allegedly has an Arthur Treacher's - the only one within a hundred miles, at least.) While this lacks the easy accessibility of Starbucks and may feature all sorts of first-weekend-after-Thanksgiving-at-the-mall shenanigans, it looks like this is where we're meeting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November event overload

So many events happening in November I just...can't...even...and the thing is, these events may have been going on every month without me being aware! Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, though donations are appreciated.

Friday, November 15 - Wilkes-Barre
Reports of its demise were apparently premature. That, or it's a terrifying zombie out for brains. Third Friday Spoken Word is back at Arts Scene on the Square, 21 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Open Mic plus feature Eric Wilson! Sign-ups begin at 7:30, readings begin at 8:00.

Saturday, November 16 - Scranton
The Writers Showcase will appear in its new location at The Vintage, 326 Spruce Street in Scranton. Not an open mic, this will feature several local poets and authors presenting their work, including Matt Hinton, Marissa Phillips, Dale Wilsey Jr., Kate Senecal, and special guest Jeffrey Condran. Performances begin at 7:00.

Sunday, November 17 - Stroudsburg
Every Sunday features the Open Mic at the Living Room, 522 Main Street in Stroudsburg, next to the Sherman Theater. You never know what you'll have there: music, dancing, poetry, storytelling...even Roger Hammer of the Unholy Sideshow! Sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances at 7:00.

Monday, November 18 - Kingston
Writer's Showcase and Open Mic Night at the Hoyt Library. Open mic with five minute slots, followed by featured readers Amye Archer, Brian Fanelli, and Richard Priebe. 284 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. Readings begin at 6:30.

Thursday, November 21 - Scranton
Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry Night at the Vintage, 326 Spruce Street, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers Collective! Sign-ups begin at 8:00, poetry at 8:30.

Sunday, November 24 - Stroudsburg
Open Mic at the Living Room, 522 Main Street in Stroudsburg. See November 17, above.

Friday, November 29 - Scranton
Screw the orgy of Black Friday consumption, it's time for the newest and most exciting open mic of all! The second edition of Kick Out the Bottom open voice poetry reading at Embassy Vinyl in Scranton, hosted by Charwonica Dziwozony! Limited to thirteen readers, signups begin at 6:45, poetry begins at 7:00!

So. The next time someone whines "There's nothing to do around this area," you have my permission to print out this post and smack them with it.