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Scranton in the Popular Imagination Keynote Lecture with Author Jay Parini & Panel and Audience Discussion

Tuesday, 19 October, 2021


Scranton in the Popular Imagination Keynote Lecture with Author Jay Parini & Panel and Audience Discussion  

Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. | Scranton Cultural Center

An opening keynote lecture with Jay Parini, Scranton-born prolific author, and panel discussion with humanities faculty and community organization leaders from Northeastern Pennsylvania will explore the forces that contributed to the celebrity of Scranton as “The All American City,” and consider how and if Scranton in the popular and national imagination reflects the Scranton of today.

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Keynote: Jay PariniD. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing, Middlebury College

Respondent panelists: Glynis Johns, Founder & CEO, Black Scranton Project; Joseph Kraus, Ph.D. Professor & Department Chair English and Theatre, The University of Scranton; and Maria MacDonald, Executive Director, Center for the Living City

For more information on all programs, please email or call 570-941-4419.

COVID-19 Protocols: Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

“Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities

This event is a collaboration of The University of Scranton with Black Scranton Project, Center for the Living City, Lackawanna County Department of Arts &. Culture, Lackawanna Historical Society, and WVIA with the support of additional project partner organizations.


Carolyn M. Bonacci

Phone: 5709414419
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Scranton Cultural Center

420 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18510