In celebration of April as National Poetry Month, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will feature an evening with Sascha Feinstein beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24.

Feinstein will present the program, “Poetry and Prose,” and read from his most recent book, “Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy of Art and Junk,” and from his most recent poetry collection, “Ajanta’s Ledge.”

Feinstein’s books include two poetry collections, “Ajanta’s Ledge” and “Misterioso” (winner of the Hayden Carruth Award); two memoirs, “Wreckage: My Father’s Legacy of Art & Junk” and “Black Pearls: Improvisations on a Lost Year;” a book of criticism, “Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present;” and a collection of interviews, “Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Literature.”


In 1996, he founded Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature, which he still edits. His honors include the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Artist of the Year. He codirects the Creative Writing Program at Lycoming College. For more information about Feinstein’s work, visit

The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

The program will be presented in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing. Registration is suggested, but not required. Visit to register or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at