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Friday, June 19 @ 7:00pm
The Heart Aroused: An Evening of Poetry, Music and Mindfulness
with poets Patricia Youngblood & Nicole DiCello
and musician Steven Benson on Sitar
The Heartwell Institute, 1015 Pleasant Street, Worcester

Sunday, June 21 @ 7:00pm
Choice Words Poetry Series - Power
Stone Soup, HX Library, 4 King Street, Worcester

Wednesday, June 24 @ 7:00pm
starlite Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, June 25 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Share, Holden Public Library, 23 Highland Street, Holden

Friday, June 26 @ 7:00pm
Matthew Hopewell @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, June 27 @ 7:00pm
Layah Ruth Lehmann @ the Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble,  Lincoln Plaza, 541 Lincoln Street, Worcester

Monday, June 29 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Tuesday, June 30 @ 7:00pm
The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton


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

Thursday, July 9 @ 7:00pm
15th Anniversary Celebration of Street Beat
featuring John Hodgen
WCPA Offices, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Saturday, July 11 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Sibilance or the uses of ‘s’ with Jim Cocola
Advanced registration required - $20 workshop fee
Additional information available at http://kunitzhome.org/

Sunday, July 19 @ 7:00pm
Choice Words Poetry Series
Stone Soup, HX Library, 4 King Street, Worcester

Friday, July 24 @ 7:00pm
Jenn Monroe @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

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

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All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
"The Bight"
Upcoming Events

Worcester County Poetry Association
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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
will be presented to

Michael D. True, PhD

on Sunday, July 26, 2015
at 2:00 pm.












Seating is extremely limited;
Please contact Rodger Martin for details.

Visit the Stanley Kunitz Award page for more
information on the history of the award.