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Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 23 @ 7:00pm
Susan Roney O'Brien @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Monday, July 25 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:00pm
James Nicola @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:00pm
Travel Journals, Art & Poets with Judith Ferrara
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, July 28 @ 6:30pm
2016 Stanley Kunitz Medal Ceremony
Honoring Dan Lewis
Worcester Historical Society, Fletcher Auditorium
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Thursday, July 28 @ 6:30pm
Tasha Halpert @ The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7
Poetry Writing Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky
2-day poetry writing workshop @ The Barred Owl Retreat Center
Sponsored by Damfino Press - cost $300.00
For more information and registration visit their website

Sunday, August 7 @ 2:00pm
Published Poets 2016 - a celebration of Central Massachusetts poetry!
With readings from Tony Brown, Judith Ferrara, Richard Fox,
Joe Fusco Jr., Victor D. Infante, Carol Mays, James B. Nicola,
Catherine Reed, Christian Reifsteck, and Susan Roney-O'Brien.
Free and open to the public.  Bring a friend; heck, bring two!
Copies of most readers books will be available for purchase.
Worcester Pop-up, 38 Franklin Street, Worcester
check out the event flyer

Thursday, August 11 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Thursday, August 18 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Thursday, August 18 @ 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

Saturday, August 20 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
The Stone Inside with Curt Curtin
Advanced registration required - $20 workshop fee
Additional information available at

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Please join us as we present the
2016 Stanley Kunitz Award
to Dan Lewis.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Worcester Historical Society
Fletcher Auditorium
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Free and open to the public

Learn more about the Stanley Kunitz Award
Worcester County Poetry Association / 1 Ekman Street, Worcester, MA 01607 / 508-797-4770 /

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
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Congratulations to the winners of the WCPA Poetry Contest:
the Frank O'Hara Prize!!!

Heather Treseler - first place

Harvey Atkins - second place
Barbara Ungar - third place

Honorable Mentions
Judith Robbns - Leone Scanlon
Rhett Watts - John Garton

An awards ceremony, and reading from judge Henry Walters, will take place in September.  We'll post details later once they are confirmed.