Monday, April 23, 2012

Jay Parini, Native of Pittston and Scranton, Will Receive University of Scranton Award in September

It has recently been announced that award-winning poet and author Jay Parini will receive the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award from the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at University of Scranton on Saturday, September 29th.  This is one of several planned events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Novelist and poet Jay Parini was born in 1948 in Pittston, Pennsylvania and raised in Scranton.  His 1990 novel The Last Station was adapted into a 2009 Oscar nominated film starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer.

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