Announcing The Stanley Kunitz Award
















The inaugural presentation will be made on
July 26, 2015. Visit the information page
for additional details.
Download the February - March 2015 Calendar

Saturday, February 28 @ 7:00pm
G.D. Hawksley @ the Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, March 1 @ 2:00pm
WCPA Annual Meeting
Business Meeting followed by poet Ewa Chrusciel
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room 3 Salem Square, Worcester
Open to members and the public.  Reception and refreshments.

Sunday, March 1 @ 2:00pm
GALA Poetry Open Mic
Gardener Area League of Artists (GALA) Art Center
205 School Street, Gardner

Sunday, March 1 @ 7:00pm
7 Hills Slam - Open mic, featured poets and poetry slam
Sahara Restaurant, 143 Highland Street, Worcester

Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting
NU Cafe Conference Room, 335 Chandler Street, Worcester
Open to the Public

Thursday, March 12 @ 7:00pm
Joe Fusco Jr. Book Release @ The Street Beat
WCPA Offices, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Thursday, March 19 @ 7:00pm
Alison Hawthorne Deming @ WPI
Salisbury Labs 115, 100 Institute Road, Worcester

Thursday, March 19 @ 7:30pm
The 15th Annual Robert Creeley Award
Presenting Ron Padgett
Action-Boxborough Regional High School
Auditorium, 36 Charter Road, Acton
Visit robertcreeleyfoundation.org for more information.

Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00pm
Eve Rifkah @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Friday, March 27 @ 7:00pm
Linda McCarthy and Susan Matusen @ Worcester Storyteller's
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, March 28 @ 2:00pm
Kristina England’s First Chapbook Release
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, March 28 @ 7:00pm
Glenn D’Allessio @ the Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Plaza, 541 Lincoln Street, Worcester

Wednesday, April 1 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting
Open to the Public

Saturday, April 4 @ 2:30pm
“The Art of Haiku Writing”, writing workshop by Victor Infante
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester
Free, but there's a maximum of 20 participants.

Sunday, April 5 @ 7:00pm
7 Hills Slam - Open mic, featured poets and poetry slam
Sahara Restaurant, 143 Highland Street, Worcester

Thursday, April 8 @ 7:00pm
The Street Beat
WCPA Offices, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Saturday, April 11 @ 11:00am
Common Threads: Sounding the Silence with James Nicola
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Street, Worcester

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
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The WCPA Annual
Poetry Contest
The Frank O’Hara Prize
is accepting submissions
through April 1, 2015.

Contest Judge: Dawn Potter

2015 Contest Chair: Robert Steele

Visit the 2015 Contest Page for submission guidelines and info on online submissions.

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2014 Contest Winner's Reading. 
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The WCPA Annual Meeting
Sunday, March 1st @ 2pm.

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Poetry by Ewa Chrusciel









Watch a video of Chrusciel's poem "Prayer".