Download the June through August 2014 calendar.

Thursday, July 10 @ 7:00pm
Street Beat 14th Anniversary Celebration
featuring Rev. Catherine H. Reed
WCPA Office,1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Saturday, July 12 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Summer Writing Series:
facilitated by Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
"Here and There, Now and Then in Kunitz’s Poetry - and Yours"
Advance registration required - $20 workshop fee.
Please visit the workshop page for more info.

Sunday, July 13 @ 7:30pm
Robin Becker @ Del Rossi's
73 Brush Brook Road, Dublin, NH

Saturday, July 19 @ 1:00pm
Poetry Open Mic @ the Worcester PopUP
38 Franklin St, Worcester
Across from the Worcester Common,
down the street from the Worcester Public Library
Read some of your own or some of your favorites,
It's FREE, informal and open to all.

Tuesday, July 22 @ 6:00pm
Gather Together in my Name:
Worcester's Celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester

Thursday, July 24 @ 7:00pm
Poetry Reading featuring Carla Schwartz,
Judith Ferrara and Bernard Horn
Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham

Friday, July 25 @ 7:00pm
Brian McKeown @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, July 26 @ 7:00pm
Elizabeth Gordon @ Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, July 27 @ 2:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the 109th anniversary of Stanley Kunitz’s birth
with an open mic and cake.  Docent led tour at 3:15pm.
Kunitz-Stockmal House, 4 Woodford Street, Worcester

Thursday, August 14 @ 7:00pm
The Street Beat feature TBA
WCPA Office,1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Saturday, August 16 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Summer Writing Series:
facilitated by Kristina England
"Revision, Research, and Poetry:
Exploring the Work Behind Stanley’s Words "
Advance registration required - $20 workshop fee.
Please visit the workshop page for more info.

Friday, August 22 @ 7:00pm
Nicholas Davis @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, August 23 @ 7:00pm
Fourth Saturday Open Mic
feature TBA
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln 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 on September 14, 2014
at the First Unitarian Church, Worcester
for the annual Winner's Reading
with a reading by judge BJ Ward.

Details to follow later in the summer.
The WCPA has produced many fantastic broadsides over the past 4 decades.  Enjoy these samples from the WCPA archives.
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Elizabeth Bishop
1911-2011
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All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
"The Bight"
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Thanks to everyone who came out for
Bloomsday 2014!

Mark June 16th, 2015 in your calendar and join us for the next Bloomsday Ramble.

Details about our 2014 Ramble can be found on the this page.
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.