READS LISTINGS: May 17 to 23, 2013

May 16, 2013

THIS WEEK: May 17 to 23, 2013

Andrea Gibson, the nationally renowned award-winning performance poet, author of six volumes and five recordings. The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Saturday. $15. Sponsored by the Breaking Ground Poets, a community teen group. Advance tickets only at brownpapertickets.com.


Poetry Reading, by Canadian writer Nygel Metcalfe, whose style has been referred to as “word hurricane.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. May 24 with open mic at 7 p.m. 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. May 26. 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. May 29. $10. Registration: 346-7186.

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.

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.