The Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre,
“The Stegmaier Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, Photo by Owen Vaughn (March 31, 2016)

In 1857, a man named Charles Stegmaier started a small bottling business in Wilkes-Barre. By the turn of the century he had one of the largest brewing businesses in Pennsylvania. His brewery, a massive complex that dominates the sightline of the surrounding area, was operated by four straight generations of Stegmaiers and workers [more…]

St. Steven's Episcopal Church View Photo by Emily Letoski (February 26, 2016)“St. Steven’s Episcopal Church View,” Photo by Emily Letoski (February 26, 2016)

When you turn into the Boscov’s parking lot—on South Franklin Street—you can see St. Steven’s Episcopal Church on the very left-hand side. As you graduate up the parking lot levels, you notice the view the church at every level. Once you get to the top of the lot, Boscov’s ends, but the church does not [more…]

Caged Photo by Samantha Bucher (April 1, 2016)“Caged,” Photo by Samantha Bucher (April 1, 2016)

1:35 p.m. The matinee has just let out. Dozens of people flood out of the dark theater, eyes blinking, trying to adjust to the sudden light. Some shuffle down the steps, others slouch down the escalators. They push through the doors and go about their lives. I try to leave, but I am captivated by the sight before me [more…]

Abandoned Sanctuary Photo by Brandilyn Kultys (April 6, 2016)
Abandoned Sanctuary Photo by Brandilyn Kultys (April 6, 2016)

This church has seen many different things happen inside of it. It has seen weddings and funerals, all over a long time. When you look at the outside you see all different bricks laying against each other; they have no particular pattern but they catch the eye. The whole building represents how things have changed in Wilkes-Barre over the years [more…]

Another Time Photo by Brandilyn Kultys (April 6, 2016)
“Another Time,” Photo by Brandilyn Kultys (April 6, 2016)

The temple sits alone and abandoned on Franklin Street. Walking past, you know that it was once a beautiful landmark, but it has gone to waste because people do not want to take care of it. It’s still beautiful in its own way, but it has become a beautiful ruin [more…]

Hidden Gem Photo by Jessica Mulligan (April 13, 2016)Hidden Gem Photo by Jessica Mulligan (April 13, 2016)

On the square lie many mysteries, old shops, dirty sidewalks, decaying streetlights, and fading colors. Slowly, however, this is changing. Evolution is kind to the center of town as it becomes brighter, cleaner, happier. Through time, one piece remains the same [more…]

Fowler, Downs & Moyer, and A. E Downs. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1889. [Boston, 1889] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, May 2016.
“Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1889,” Map by Fowler, Downs & Moyer, and A. E Downs (Retrieved from the Library of Congress)

“Wilkes-Barre in Thirty Images” is an exhibit of writing and photography presented by students in the Professional Writing Program at King’s College. The exhibit will be held on the fourth floor of Hafey-Marian on the King’s College campus from May to December 2016. During the spring semester 2016, students in Dr. Noreen O’Connor’s Literary Journalism course read and examined photo essays and photo curation in texts including [more …]