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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm
MegaSlam 2014: The Battle for Worcester
Hosted by Victor D. Infante, participants TBA
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Street, Worcester

Wednesday, April 23 @ 2:00pm
Teen Poetry Slam
Sutton Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton

Thursday, April 24 @ noon
Worcester Poetry Showcase - 9th Annual Reading & Open Mic
Quinsigamond Community College, Fuller Student Center
Rear Lounge, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester
Download the event flyer

Thursday, April 24 @ 7:00pm
Celebration of National Poetry Month Reading
featuring Clair Degutis, David Williams and Susan Roney O'Brien
Worcester State University, Student Center, Fallon Room
486 Chandler Street, Worcester

Friday, April 25 @ 7:00pm
Diane Mulligan @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, April 26 @ 7:00pm
Jude Ayer @  Fourth Saturday Reading
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, April 29 @ 3:00pm
Forrest Gander and Christina Davis Craft Talk
Worcester State University, Eager Auditorium,
386 Chandler Street, Worcester

Tuesday, April 29 @ 6:00pm
Celebrate Poetry Reading
Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street, Fitchburg

Tuesday, April 29 @ 7:00pm
Reading by Forrest Gander
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Salisbury Laboratories
SL 115 Kinnicutt, 100 Institute Road, Worcester

Friday, May 2 @ 4:00pm
Advanced Poetry Workshop Reading
D'Alzon Library, Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester

Wednesday, May 7 @ 7:00pm
Jennifer Freed and Susan Elizabeth Sweeny Read
Jewish Community Center, 633 Salisbury Street, Worcester

Thursday, May 8 @ 7:00pm
Street Beat, WCPA Office,1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Saturday, May 10 @ 10:00am
Massachusetts State Poetry Society (MSPS) Quarterly Meeting
Lunenberg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenberg

Friday, May 16, @ 8:00pm
Jenith Charpentier @ The Top Floor
For more info please contact Bob Gill

Friday, May 23 @ 7:00pm
Joe Fusco Jr. @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, May 24 @ 7:00pm
Jim Cocola @ Fourth Saturday Reading
Barnes & Noble, 541D Lincoln Street, Worcester

Thursday, June 12 @ 7:00pm
Street Beat, WCPA Office,1 Ekman Street, Worcester

Saturday, June 14 @ 1:00pm
Stanley Kunitz Summer Writing Series: facilitated by Karen Sharpe
"The Poet's Quest for the Father"
Advanced registration required - $20 workshop fee.
Please visit the workshop page for more info.



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Thanks to everyone who submitted to the WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize

Contest winners will be notified
later this year and an awards ceremony
will be held in September.

Additional info can be found on our archive page.

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

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April is National Poetry Month!!!

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April. Poets  and lovers of poetry, throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

For more info visit poets.org.
Congratulation to the winners of the 2014 College
Poetry Competition.

Yulia Issa - Manuscript Prize
Quinn McCracken - Performance Prize

Our thanks to all the competitors, judge, audience members, and our 2014 contest chair, Jim Cocola.

Visit the 2014 College Competition page for photos and more info.