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Monday, August 31 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Wednesday, September 2 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - Open to the Public
WCPA Offices, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

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

Thursday, September 10 @ 7:00pm
Emily Ferrara @ The Street Beat
WCPA Offices, 1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Thursday, September 10 @ 7:30pm
Reading by Creative Writing Faculty
featuring Morris Collins and Leila Philip
The College of the Holy Cross, Rehm Library, 1 College St, Worcester

Saturday, September 12 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
The Journey from Truth to Legend with Susan Roney O’Brien
Advanced registration required - $20 workshop fee
Additional information available at http://kunitzhome.org/

Sunday, September 13 @ 2:00pm
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney Reading
Princeton Art Society, 18 Boylston Avenue, Princeton

Thursday, September 17 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Wednesday, September 17 @ 7:00pm
starlite Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Saturday, September 19 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
N.H. Poetry Festival
New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH

Sunday, September 20
Kunitz-Stockmal Open House
Docent-led tours: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Open Mic at 3:30pm - Refreshments
4 Woodford Street, Worcester

Sunday, September 20 @ 7:00pm
BILiNE vol. 2 Release Reading
Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester
Readings by Contributors - copies available for sale


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Elizabeth Bishop
1911-2011
Centenary Celebration

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

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Save the Date for the Seventh
Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading
featuring Gregory Orr

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Details to follow by mid-September
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
was presented to

Michael D. True, PhD

on Sunday, July 26, 2015












View photos on the 2015 Archive page.