THIS WEEK: July 5 to 11, 2013
Book Discussion with David Parmelee, author of “The Sea Is a Thief.” Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. Refreshments served. 823-0156.
Teen Writers Workshop, how to create a picture book for young children and work as a group to create an oral story. For ages 12 to 17 with children’s book author Denise L. Kaminsky. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop. 10:30 a.m. to noon July 17. Registration: 474-9313.
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.
Book Discussion, of “Heat Wave” by Richard Castle. North Branch of the Osterhout Library, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. July 18. Free. 821-1959.
Suviving Bullying for all Ages, with “the anti-bullying novelist” Elaine Wolf, who discusses what really goes on behind the closed doors of camps and schools. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. July 29. Free. 824-4646.
Teen Writers Workshop, on memoetry, the writing of poetry and prose side by side. For ages 12 to 17 with writer Glenda Joy Race. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Registration: 474-9313.
Distinguished Author Award, honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author of “Down the Rabbit Hole.” Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. Sept. 7. 941-7816.