Recently, Lackawanna College has become involved with Scranton’s monthly art walk First Friday. As part of this month’s First Friday at Lackawanna, I have been invited to read selections from All That Remains at the college’s Seeley Memorial Library, located at 406 N. Washington Avenue in Scranton. This event will also feature student artwork, a student open mic, and music by Joey Zarick, lead guitarist and singer of Boston-based band The Indobox and formerly of Scranton-based band Rouge Chimp. The event is free and open to the public. I will have books available for sale.
Well, today is the day! My first full-length book of poems, All That Remains, is out through Unbound Content. If you want a copy of the book, you can order it through the publisher by clicking here or through Amazon here.
To celebrate, I’m having a launch party tonight at The Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce Street in Scranton. The event starts at 7, and I’ll have books available. I’m also reading next week, Friday, Nov. 1, at the Seeley Memorial at Lackawanna College. That event starts at 6 p.m., and it is part of Scranton’s First Friday. There will also be student artwork, a student open mic following my reading, and live music.
My friend Conor O’Brien, one of the head honchos at the Vintage Theater in downtown Scranton, sent me a message today regarding an art exhibit they’re having during the month of May that will highlight the musical history of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Basically, he needs some help collecting memorabilia from any of the venues that used to exist around here-Proofrocks, Cafe Del Soul, Cafe Metropolis, Homebase. The goal of the exhibit is to focus on the “history and energy that is the area’s music scene.”
To pull this exhibit off, they’re going to need old flyers, pins, photos, shirts, and any other merch from past shows. I have a folder of flyers, photos, pins, and posters of punk rock bands that swung by Home Base, Metro, Del Soul, and some of the old venues. I’m going to lend some of that stuff to this exhibit. But again, if you have anything, please help out with this event. This area always has had a healthy, vibrant music scene, and some bigger bands have swung through here, too. There have also been bands that came out of this music scene, including Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, the Holy Mess, and my friends in the Menzingers, that have gone on to gain national attention in the punk rock/indie rock scenes. It would be nice to showcase that.
To find out more about the exhibit and how to help, click here.