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    Scranton in the Popular Imagination, Oct. 19

    October 14, 2021

    Portrait of Scranton, Portrait of a Nation: Scranton in the Popular Imagination Keynote Lecture with author Jay Parini & Panel and Audience Discussion will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Scranton Cultural Center.

    The event will open with a keynote lecture from Jay Parini, Scranton-born prolific author, followed by a panel discussion with humanities faculty and community leaders from Northeastern Pennsylvania. They 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.

    Registration is required here.

    Featured panelists are Jay Parini, D.E. Axinn, professor of English and creative writing, Middlebury College; 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 community@scranton.edu 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, along with the 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.

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