Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 15 @ 6:00pm
SHIPWRECKED & SLEEPING, A Two-Part Poetry Writing
Workshop Series with Heather J. Macpherson
Workshop Focus: Pablo Neruda
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main St, Southborough

Wednesday, February 15 @ 7:00pm
Black Voices: Worcester with Queen G
Nine Dot Gallery, 763 Main Street, Worcester
View the event flyer
Sponsored by the WCPA

Thursday, February 16 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Thursday, February 16 @ 8:00pm
Spoken Word/Poetry Slam: Kyla Lacey
Fitchburg State University: Hammond Hall
Falcon Hub, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg

Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30pm
BlackSpearience Poetry Reading
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, February 23 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Friday, February 24  @ 7:00pm
Joey Gould @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, February 25 @ 7:00pm
Khalif Hashim and Rheannon Swire
@ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Monday, February 27 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, February 27 @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, February 28 @ 7:00pm
Victor Infante @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, March 1 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - Open to the Public
Worcester State University, Administration Building A-201
486 Chandler St, Worcester

Friday, March 3 @ 3:00pm
Speak Out! Speak Up! Poetry Slam
Worcester Youth Center, 326 Chandler Street, Worcester
Contact: lmovo@worcesteryouthcenter.org

Saturday, March 4
Worcester County Young Writers Conference
featuring keynote speaker Regie Gibson
at St. John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury

Thursday, March 9 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Wednesday, March 15 @ 7:00pm
Black Voices: Worcester with tbd
Nine Dot Gallery, 763 Main Street, Worcester
Sponsored by the WCPA

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:00pm
Emily Nueberger Children's Workshop on Art and Poetry
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester

Sunday, March 19 @ 2:00pm
WCPA Annual Meeting
Business Meeting followed by feature by Lulu Hawkes
Open to members and the public.  Reception and refreshments.
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem St, Worcester

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

Worcester County Poetry Association
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Submissions are open for the
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest: 
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

Contest Judge:  Lori Desrosiers

2017 Contest Chairs:  Robert Steele and Bob Gill

Please read Contest Guidelines and Who Is Eligible?
on the Contest Page before submitting.

Submissions can also be mailed to our PO Box. 
Details can be found on the contest flyer or contest page. Submissions must be received or postmarked
by April 1, 2017.
Nominations are open for the 2017 Stanley Kunitz Award through March 1, 2017.  Guidelines and info on the past awards can be found on the Stanley Kunitz Award page.  Nominations can be be mailed to...

Worcester County Poetry Association
attn:  Stanley Kunitz Award Comittee
PO Box 804
Worcester, MA  01613

The 2017 award announcement will be
made in the May of 2017 with an award
ceremony coinciding with Kunitz’s
birthday in July 2017.
Help Wanted -- Volunteer Board Member

The WCPA is looking for members who are interested in joining the working board of the Association.  You will  support local poetry, help with the work that makes our many events come to life and learn more about how the organization is run.  We are looking for active contributors.

The commitment is for one year and a minimum of 2 hours per month.  If you are interested please send an email to wcpaboard@yahoo.com so we can chat.