Upcoming Readings and Events

Sunday, December 16 @ 7:00pm
Storey Campbell @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, December 17 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

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

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

Thursday, December 20 @ 7:00pm
Tony Brown @ Strong Style Coffee
Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St., Fitchburg

Saturday,December 22 @ 2:00pm
Open Mic Poetry Share
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
does not meet in December and January

Sunday, December 23 @ 7:00pm
Tony Brown @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, December 23 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ Nick’s Worcester
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series will not meet on Tuesday, December 25

Sunday, December 30 @ 7:00pm
Joe Fusco Jr. @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, December 31 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show: Ruckus Resolutions Upstairs Party
featuring Mean Spirit and Marika-bella Thompson
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

January 2019

Wednesday, January 2 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting @ the WCPA Office in the
Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester.
Upstairs off the main gallery - Open to the Public

Sunday, January 6 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Highlighted events are either organized or co-sponsored by the WCPA.

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
The WCPA is pleased to welcome Kate McIntyre to the staff of The Worcester Review. Kate will be working with Diane Mulligan to take over as managing editor.

Thanks to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for sharing the news with the community.  Read their article by visiting
http://telegram.com.  Leave a comment to say thanks.

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

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

Are you interested in learning more about how the WCPA board works together to support poetry and poetry events in central Massachusetts?  Have an idea for a poetry event and aren't sure how to get started?

Come to a board meeting!  A board meeting is a great way to meet the members of the WCPA who volunteer their time and talent to bring our traditional events, and new ideas to life.

The WCPA board meets on the first Wednesday of each month in our office at the Sprinkler Factory (38 Harlow Street, Worcester).  The meetings start at 7:00 pm and are open to the public.
Nominations are open for the 2019 Stanley Kunitz Medal through March 1, 2019.  The Stanley Kunitz Award is presented annually to a person with a strong Worcester County connection who best exemplifies Stanley Kunitz’s life-long commitment to poetry and poets.  The award recognizes the total commitment to poetry as Kunitz lived it:  teaching poetry, mentoring poets, speaking poetry, publishing poetry, and supporting organizations which nurture poetry.

Nominations should be mailed to...

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

For guidelines and additional information visit the Stanley Kunitz Award page.