THIS WEEK: APRIL 12 to 18, 2013
Spring Writers Series, with Tim Parrish, author of the story collection “Red Stick Men.” Kirby Hall, 202 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Monday. Free. 800-945-5378.
Luncheon with a Special Author, with Cecilia Galante, author of six young-adult novels and a children’s chapter-book series. Sponsored by Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library at Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. 11:30 a.m. Thursday. $26. Reservations: 675-1182.
Everhart Reads, a discussion of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 6 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 346-7186.
Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “Vanished” by Irene Hannon. Buy a copy for $2 while supplies last at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments served. 823-0156.
Local Buzz. Join local poets for a reading and discussion of their works and the genre of poetry. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 20. Free. Registration: 821-1959.
Great Books at Hayfield, a discussion of “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. Hayfield House Community Room, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, University Drive, off Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. April 22. Refreshments served. 675-9269.
Susan Vreeland, author of “Clara & Mr. Tiffany,” the story of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s chief glass designer, will be the keynote speaker at the Glass Artisans Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s dinner. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. April 26 with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. $60. 982-6272.
Writing Workshop, an informal themed writing class with the Campion Literary Society covering poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Room 117, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 3:30 p.m. April 28. Free. 208-5900, ext. 5487.
Book Discussion, of “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. May 4. Registration: 693-1364.
Book Discussion, of “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St. 7 p.m. May 8 and 15. Free. 996-1500.
Everhart Reads, a discussion of “The Giaour” by Lord Byron. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum at Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Scranton. 6 p.m. May 16. Registration: 346-7186.
Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “What Angels Fear” by C.S. Harris. Buy a copy for $2 while supplies last at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. May 16. Refreshments served. 823-0156.
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.
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.