Upcoming Readings and Events

January 2019

Sunday, January 20 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading has been cancled due to the weather

Sunday, January 20 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project at Nick's has been cancled due to the weather

Monday, January 21 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, January 22 @ 6:30pm
Southborough Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, January 22 @ 7:00pm
Robert Racicot @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, January 23 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

The Fourth Saturday Night reading does not meet in January.

Sunday, January 27 @ 7:00pm
Jenith Charpentier @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, January 28 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, January 28 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, January 29 @ 7:00pm
Glenn D’Alessio @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Thursday, January 30 @ 6:00pm
Meg Smith @ the Bedlam Reading Series
Bedlam Book Cafe, 138 Green St. Suite 1, Worcester

Wednesday, January 30 @ 6:30pm
Susan Roney-O’Brien reading and book signing
from her new book Bone Circle
Princeton Public Library, 2 Town Hall Drive, Princeton




Sunday, February 3 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, February 4 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Wednesday, February 6 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting @ the WCPA Office in the
Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester.
Upstairs off the main gallery - Open to the Public


Highlighted events are either organized or co-sponsored by the WCPA.

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

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Are you interested in learning more about how the WCPA board works together to support poetry and poetry events in central Massachusetts?  Have an idea for a poetry event and aren't sure how to get started?

Come to a board meeting!  A board meeting is a great way to meet the members of the WCPA who volunteer their time and talent to bring our traditional events, and new ideas to life.

The WCPA board meets on the first Wednesday of each month in our office at the Sprinkler Factory (38 Harlow Street, Worcester).  The meetings start at 7:00 pm and are open to the public.
Nominations are open for the 2019 Stanley Kunitz Medal through March 1, 2019.  The Stanley Kunitz Award is presented annually to a person with a strong Worcester County connection who best exemplifies Stanley Kunitz’s life-long commitment to poetry and poets.  The award recognizes the total commitment to poetry as Kunitz lived it:  teaching poetry, mentoring poets, speaking poetry, publishing poetry, and supporting organizations which nurture poetry.

Nominations should be mailed to...

Worcester County Poetry Association
Attn:  Stanley Kunitz Award Committee
PO Box 804
Worcester, MA  01613

For guidelines and additional information visit the Stanley Kunitz Award page.

Submissions are open for the
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest: 
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

Contest Judge:  Rachel McKibbens

2019 Contest Chair:  Bob Gill

Please read Contest Guidelines and Who Is Eligible?
on the Contest Page before submitting.










Submissions can also be mailed to our PO Box. 
Details can be found on the contest flyer or contest page.
Submissions must be submitted or postmarked by April 1, 2019.
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Save the Date

WCPA Annual Meeting
Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St., Worcester

Business Meeting, Election of Board and Officers,
Refreshments and a Reading by Sebastian Lockwood

view the event flyer