THIS WEEK: APRIL 26 to MAY 2, 2013
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. Tonight with cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30. $60. 982-6272.
Book Signing with local authors Jade Heasley, Bill Ciccotti, Bill Albert and Alison Treat. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 tonight. 829-4210.
Local Author Weekend, three days of sessions and book signings with local authors of memoirs, local history, children’s picture books, fiction and self-improvement. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 to 10 tonight; 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 829-4210.
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. Sunday. 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, one of the most important conservationists of the last century. 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.
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. May 18. $15. Sponsored by the Breaking Ground Poets, a community teen group. Advance tickets only at brownpapertickets.com.
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.
Just Out the Door, a book of photographs by Lawrence Lang, was recently published and is available at xlibris.com for $15.99.
Stilettos, a story of five women whose adventure turns into a dangerously exciting quest. Written by Krystal Vincent, a native of Nanticoke and graduate of Misericordia University and published by iUniverse. Available at amazon.com and other online booksellers.