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Saturday, August 1 @ 11:00am
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Picnic Outing
260 Lancaster Avenue, Lunenburg

Sunday, August 2 @ 7:00pm
Team Send-off @ 7 Hills Slam
Open mic, featured poets and poetry slam
Sahara Restaurant, 143 Highland Street, Worcester

Tuesday, August 4th - 6:30-8:30pm
A Vexing Compromise Poetry Writing Workshop Series
This month the work of Jane Kenyon will be examined.
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00pm
The Street Beat is on vacation this month.

Saturday, August 15 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Emotion + Control = Art with Jennifer Freed
Advanced registration required - $20 workshop fee
Additional information available at http://kunitzhome.org/

Sunday, August 16 @ 7:00pm
Choice Words Poetry Series - Music
Stone Soup, HX Library, 4 King Street, Worcester

Tuesday, August 18 - 6:30-8:30pm
A Vexing Compromise Poetry Writing Workshop Series
This month the work of Donald Hall will be examined.
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

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

Thursday, August 20 @ 7:00pm
starlite Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Saturday, August 22 @ 7:00pm
Michael Fisher @ the Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble,  Lincoln Plaza, 541 Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, August 25 @ 7:00pm
Joan Erickson @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Friday, August 28 @ 7:00pm
Ruth Bolton @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
Elizabeth Bishop
1911-2011
Centenary Celebration

Go to the EB100 Exhibit
All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
"The Bight"
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The WCPA's 20th Annual
Bloomsday Ramble
Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Check out photos from the event!
Congratulations to the Winners of the
2015 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
the Frank O'Hara Prize

Jennifer Freed - Honorable Mention
"The Thing With(out) Feathers"

John Eisner - Third Prize
"Bullets in Water"

Anne Marie Lucci - Second Prize
"Rules for Happiness"

Emily Ferrara - First Prize
"On the Morning of the Third Supermoon"

The Winner's Reading will be held on Sunday, September 27th at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester.
The reading will begin at 2:00 pm.

The 2015 Stanley Kunitz Award
was presented to

Michael D. True, PhD

on Sunday, July 26, 2015












View photos on the 2015 Archive page.