Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 4 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - Open to the Public
Worcester State University, Administration Building A-201
486 Chandler St, Worcester

Thursday, January 12 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Thursday, January 19 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Thursday, January 19 @ 8:00pm
hot spot open mic - poetry, music, performance, etc.
3-5 minute time slots - $3-5 suggested donation
Nine Dot Gallery, 763 Main Street, Worcester

Monday, January 23 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, January 23 @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

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

Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Friday, January 27  @ 7:00pm
Catherine Zebrowski @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
will not meet in January.

Tuesday, January 31 @ 7:00pm
Tony Brown @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton


Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
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Worcester County Poetry Association
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Submissions are open for the
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest: 
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

Contest Judge:  Lori Desrosiers

2017 Contest Chairs:  Robert Steele and 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 received or postmarked
by April 1, 2017.
submit
Nominations are open for the 2017 Stanley Kunitz Award through March 1, 2017.  Guidelines and info on the past awards can be found on the Stanley Kunitz Award page.  Nominations can be be mailed to...

Worcester County Poetry Association
attn:  Stanley Kunitz Award Comittee
PO Box 804
Worcester, MA  01613

The 2017 award announcement will be
made in the May of 2017 with an award
ceremony coinciding with Kunitz’s
birthday in July 2017.
Help Wanted -- Volunteer Board Member

The WCPA is looking for members who are interested in joining the working board of the Association.  You will  support local poetry, help with the work that makes our many events come to life and learn more about how the organization is run.  We are looking for active contributors.

The commitment is for one year and a minimum of 2 hours per month.  If you are interested please send an email to wcpaboard@yahoo.com so we can chat.