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THIS WEEK: July 12 to 18, 2013

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 Wednesday. 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. Begins Thursday and continues through July 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. Thursday. Free. 821-1959.


FUTURE

Surviving Bullying for all Ages, with “the anti-bullying novelist” Elaine Wolf, who will discuss 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.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Registration: 346-7186.


Distinguished Author Award, honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author of “Down the Rabbit Hole,” recipient of the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Sept. 7 with reception at 5 p.m. and award ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Reservations: 941-7816.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “Cities and the Wealth of Nations” by Jane Jacobs. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Sept. 19. Registration: 346-7186.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “Open City” by Teju Cole. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Registration: 346-7186.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “”Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found” by Suketu Mehta. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Registration: 346-7186.


Everhart Reads Book Club, a discussion of “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Registration: 346-7186.


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