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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Local author to host program on Pennsylvania landscapes

  • SCRANTON-On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Bill Conlogue for a program and book signing for his recent book, Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes.
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  • SCRANTON-On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Bill Conlogue for a program and book signing for his recent book, Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes.
    The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Society's headquarters at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue.
    Conlogue uses the voices of poets to call attention to the stories not celebrated in the region to underscore the importance of the understanding the place we call home.
    His presentation will look at the region's everyday landscape and how the past shapes the present and future. Copies of the book will be available for sale. The program is free and open to the public.
    Conlogue received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Scranton. He received his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.
    He joined the English Department faculty at Marywood University in 1995. He serves as secretary of the Board of Trustees at the Lackawanna Historical Society.
    Along with Here and There, Conlogue is also the author of Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture.
    Founded in 1886 as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, the Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with a record of local history through its museum and library collections, exhibits and programs.
    In 1942, from the bequest of George H. Catlin the Society established its permanent home at Catlin's 1912 residence, located at 232 Monroe Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
    In 1965 Lackawanna County designated the Lackawanna Historical Society as the official county historical society and the Society continues to serve the county as a center for local history resources.
    Fore more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at (570) 344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.
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