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Author Event, with Alison Treat whose novel “One Traveler” tells the story of a young man who moves from Georgia to Wilkes-Barre just before the Civil War and gets involved with the Underground Railroad. Osterhout Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 823-0156.


Scranton Zine Fest, the third annual gathering of writers and zine creators along with letterpress demonstrations and discussions on independent- and self-publishing. Followed by a zine and poetry reading session including works by local authors Andrea McGuigan and Brian Fanelli. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. June 8 with Zine Fest noon to 5 p.m. and readings 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. 290-6027.

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.

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