Download the September thru November Calendar.


Saturday, September 20 @ 10:00am
Out of the Box: Creating Across Genres
The Princeton Arts Society, Princeton Center Building
18 Boylston Avenue, Princeton
View the flyer for additional information.

Sunday, September 21 @ 10:30am
Annual Open House - Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home
4 Woodford Street, Worcester - Open Mic @ 3:30
Docent-led tours: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
Refreshments. Free and open to the public.
View the flyer for additional information.

Monday, September 22 @ 7:00pm
The Heart Aroused - An Evening of Poetry, Music
and Mindfulness to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox
The HeartWell Institute, 1015 Pleasant Street, Worcester
Poetry readings by Kristina England, James B. Nicola
and Jennifer L. Freed.  Music by Betsy Bronstein.
View the flyer for additional information.

Friday, September 26 @ 7:00pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Bookstop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, September 27 @ 7:00pm
James Nicola @ Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm
Paul Szlosek presents "An Evening NOT With Robert Benchley"
Worcester Public Library, Main Branch, 3 Salem Street, Worcester

Tuesday, September 30 @ 7:00pm
Clair Golding @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry and Wine Tasting
The Thirsty Lab, 206 Worcester Road, Princeton


Wednesday, October 1 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - 1 Ekman Street, Worcester
Open to the Public

Thursday, October 2 @ 7:30pm
Nick Krieger - Craft Talk/Q&A/Readin
College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester

Sunday, October 5 @ 7:30pm
Kayla Wheeler and Regie Gibson @ 7 Hills Poetry Slam
Sahara Restaurant, 143 Highland Street, Worcester
$5 Suggested Donation

Monday, October 6 @ 4:00pm
Elizabeth Bishop Gravesite Reading
Hope Cemetery, 119 Webster Street, Worcester

Thursday, October 9 @ 7:00pm
Brian Simoneau Book Release for "River Bound"
The Street Beat, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Sunday, October 12 @ 8:000pm
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival
Nick's Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester
Tickets are $15 - more info

Wednesday, October 15 @ 7:00pm
The Sixth Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading
featuring Dan Lewis
Becker College, Borger Academic Center
Daniels Hall, 964 Main Street, Leicester

Tuesday, October 21 @ 6:30pm
Jennifer Freed Reading and Book Signing
Gale Free Library, 23 Highland Street, Holden

Friday, October 24 @ 7:00pm
Jennifer Freed @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Bookstop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, October 25 @ 7:00pm
Dmitry Berenson @ Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, October 28 @ 7:00pm
Dan Keohane @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry and Wine Tasting
The Thirsty Lab,Or Road, Princeton

Thursday, October 30 @ 7:30pm
A Conversation about Writing, Editing and Publishing
with Daniel Jones and Cathi Hanauer
College of the Holy Cross, 1 College 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 at 2:00pm on September 14, 2014
at the First Unitarian Church, Worcester
for the annual Winner's Reading
with a reading by judge BJ Ward.

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
Centenary Celebration

Go to the EB100 Exhibit
All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
"The Bight"
Upcoming Events
Announcing
the Stanley Kunitz Award
Following Stanley Kunitz's death in 2006 a sum of money was given to the Worcester County Poetry Assocation for the purpose of creating an award in his name.   Additional fundraising was needed to support the award.   The inaugural award will be presented in 2015.

Additional information, including nomrination dates and award guidelines, can be found at the Stanley Kunitz Award page.