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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 20 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Thursday, April 20 @ 6:30pm
Eight Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month
Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main Street, Southbridge

Saturday, April 22 @ 7:00pm
Emily Denny @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, April 23 @ 1:00pm
WSU National Poetry Month Celebration continues
with a Reading featuring David Thoreen, Claire
Golding and John Hodgen
Worcester State University, Student Center, Fallon Room
486 Chandler St, Worcester
Open to the Public

Sunday, April 23 @ 3:00pm
Poetry at Del Rossi’s with
Veranda Proche and Wendy Mnookin
Del Rossi’s Trattoria, Route 137N, Dublin, NH

Monday, April 24 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, April 24  @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, April 25 @ 7:00pm
Christian Reifsteck @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, April 26  @ 1:00pm
Poetry Reading with Joyce Hinckley, James Nicola
and Catherine Reed
Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main Street, Holden

Wednesday, April 26  @ 6:30pm
MegaSlam2017 - view the flyer
Worcester's most ginormous poetry event returns,
with representatives from nearly every poetry reading, slam,
journal or salon operating in the city.
Hosted by poet & journalist Victor D. Infante.
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester

Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30pm
Eight Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month
Princeton Public Library, 2 Town Hall drive, Princeton

Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, April 27 @ 1:30pm
Enzo Silon Surin @ Anna Marie College
at the Edith Mooney LaVigne ‘63 Lecture Series
Zecco Performing Arts Center, Anna Maria College,
50 Sunset Lane, Paxton - All are welcome to attend
A book-signing and reception will follow the lecture.
View the event flyer

Thursday, April 27 @ 6:00pm
Community Poetry Cafe
Fitchburg State University, Hammond Hall
Falcon Hub, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg

Thursday, April 27 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Thursday, April 27 @ 6:30pm
Celebrate National Poetry Month
Winners of the National Poetry Month Contest sponsored by Louise Bogan Poets and the Lunenburg Public Library will read their poems
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Friday, April 28 @ 3:30pm
“Hate Has No Home Here” Poetry Slam
For families with children 12 and under
Worcester Public Library, Children’s Ellipse, 3 Salem Square, Worcester

Friday, April 28 @ 7:00pm
BJ Hill @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Friday, April 28 thru Sunday, April 30
Monadnock Pastoral Poets & Writers Retreat
Barbara C. Harris Center, 400 Sawmill Rd, Greenfield, NH
See event webpage for cost and further details

Saturday, April 29 @ 2:00pm
Open Mic Poetry Event
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00pm
Special Poetry Open Mic
Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main Street, Lancaster

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:15pm
28th Annual Monadnock Pastoral Poets Reading
with Pam Bernard, Jim Beschta, Pat Fargnoli,
Terry Farish, Rodger Martin, Diane Mulligan,
Susan Roney-O’Brien, and Henry Walters
Barbara C. Harris Center, Lakefront House,
400 Sawmill Rd, Greenfield, NH
Followed by closing banquet: $20

Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting
Worcester State University, Administration Building A-201
486 Chandler St, Worcester
Open to the Public

Tuesday, May 9 @ 7:30pm
7 Hills Slam presents Eirean Bradley and a themed slam
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester
No cover; $5 suggested donation

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 /

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
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from the WCPA archives.
Submissions are closed for the
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest: 
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

Winners will be announced in June and the annual Winners' Reading will take place in September.   Good luck to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to the winners of the
10th Annual WCPA College Poetry Contest

Manuscript Prize
Julie de Oliveira - winner
Carmellite Chamblin - honorable mention

Performance Prize
Rheannon Swire - winner
Morgan DeAngelis - honorable mention

Visit the 2017 College Poetry Contest page
for finalist bios and more photos.