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Wednesday, September 3 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - 1 Ekman Street, Worcester
Open to the Public

Thursday, September 11 @ 7:00pm
Linda McCarthy @ The Street  Beat
1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Thursday, September 11 @ 7:30pm
Julianna Baggott
College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester

Saturday, September 13 @11:00am
Poetry in the Park with poetry readings, live music and more.
Greeley Park Bandshell, 100 Concord Street, Nashua, NH

Saturday, September 13 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Summer Writing Series:
facilitated by bg Thurston
"It All Began in a Garden...Stanley Kunitz and the Soul of Nature"
Advance registration required - $20 workshop fee.
Please visit the workshop page for more info

Sunday, September 14 @ 2:00pm
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize Winner's Reading
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester
Featuring readings by contest winners and contest judge BJ Ward.
View the flyer for additional information.

Wednesday, September 17 @3:00pm
Eve Rifkah @ Jacob Edwards Library
Reading Room, 236 Main Street, Southbridge

Saturday, September 20 @ 10:00am
Out of the Box: Creating Across Genres
The Princeton Arts Society, Princeton Center Building
18 Boylston Avenue, Princeton
View the flyer for additional information.

Sunday, September 21 @ 10:30am
Annual Open House - Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home
4 Woodford Street, Worcester - Open Mic @ 3:30
Docent-led tours: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
Refreshments. Free and open to the public.
View the flyer for additional information.

Monday, September 22 @ 7:00pm
The Heart Aroused - An Evening of Poetry, Music
and Mindfulness to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox
The HeartWell Institute, 1015 Pleasant Street, Worcester
Poetry readings by Kristina England, James B. Nicola
and Jennifer L. Freed.  Music by Betsy Bronstein.
View the flyer for additional information.

Friday, September 26 @ 7:00pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Bookstop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, September 27 @ 7:00pm
James Nicola @ Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm
Paul Szlosek presents "An Evening NOT With Robert Benchley"
Worcester Public Library, Main Branch, 3 Salem Street, Worcester

Tuesday::September 30 @ 7:00pm
Clair Golding @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry and Wine Tasting
The Thirsty Lab, 206 Worcester Road, Princeton

Wednesday, October 1 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - 1 Ekman Street, Worcester
Open to the Public

Thursday, October 2 @ 7:30pm
Nick Krieger @ College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street, Worcester

Monday, October 6 @ 4:00pm
Elizabeth Bishop Gravesite Reading
Hope Cemetery, 119 Webster Street, Worcester

Thursday, October 9 @ 7:00pm
Brian Simoneau Book Release for "River Bound"
The Street Beat, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates

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Congratulation to the Winners of
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize
Winner's Reading

First place – Helen Marie Casey for
“The Loneliness of the Heart is Forever”
Second place – G.D. Hawksley for “Pook is Gone”
Third Place – Linda D’Agosto for “A Clean Kill”

Honorable Mentions
Stephen Campiglio for “Gerard”
Jeffrey Beck for “his father’s voice”
Marsha Kunin for “Leaping the Blithewood Road”
Edward "Bob" Cronin for “At the Memorial”

Join us at 2:00pm on September 14, 2014
at the First Unitarian Church, Worcester
for the annual Winner's Reading
with a reading by judge BJ Ward.

The WCPA has produced many fantastic broadsides over the past 4 decades.  Enjoy these samples from the WCPA archives.
Elizabeth Bishop
Centenary Celebration

Go to the EB100 Exhibit
All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
"The Bight"
Upcoming Events
The WCPA Annual Membership Drive begins July 1st with the mailing of renewal notices to those who haven't renewed in the last 18 months or will expire before the end of 2014.  Please consider renewing your membership when you receive the letter.

Your annual membership contribution is a critical part of our operating income.   Without members the WCPA will be unable to continue to present programming such as the annual Bloomsday Ramble, celebrate Worcester poet Stanley Kunitz with poetry (and cake!) or publish The Worcester Review.

We will be raffling off a Bose® SoundLink® Mini speaker to a member who renews or joins the WCPA between January 1 and September 14, 2014.   We hope you'll join us at The Frank O'Hara Prize Winner's Reading on September 14 to hear some great poetry and see who wins the raffle.  Visit the contest details page for more info.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and continued support.