WCPA Annual Meeting and Board Elections
March 19, 2017

2017-2018 WCPA Board

Craig Blais
Norman Chaplin
Jim Cocola
Bob Cronin
Kristina England - Secretary
Rushelle Frazier - President
Bob Gill - Treasurer
Carle Johnson
Mila Keaton - VP, Publicity
Anne Marie Lucci
Heather Macpherson
Sou MacMillan
Rodger Martin
Diane Mulligan - Editor, The Worcester Review
Catherine Reed
Joseph Reynolds
Robert Steele

Following the business meeting we enjoy refreshments and then our guest performer, Lulu Hawkes, entertained us with her poetry.  Thank you to all who attended.

Download the 2017 Annual Report   Post-event Press coverage

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

Rushelle Frazier welcomed our 2016 annual contest winner, Heather Treseler, who opened the WCPA annual meeting with a poem.  After brief remarks the minutes from the 2016 meeting, the 2016 treasurer's report and The Worcester Review were delivered.  Board elections followed with the following members elected to the board.  The business meeting was then adjorned.
Guest Poet:  Lulu Hawkes
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Photos by Robert Steele

Congratulations to the winners of the
2017 WCPA College Poetry Contest

Manuscript Prize
Julie de Oliveira - winner
Carmellite Chamblin - honorable mention

Performance Prize
Rheannon Swire - winner
Morgan DeAngelis - honorable mention

The reading was held on Sunday, April 2, 2017
in the Saxe Room at Worcester Public Library
(3 Salem Square, Worcester)

Visit the 2017 College Poetry Contest page
for finalist bios and more photos.

22nd Annual Bloomsday Ramble
June 16, 2017

Telegram & Gazette article about the event

Thanks to everyone who joined organizers Kristina England,
Jay Lavelle and Heather Macpherson throughout the day. 

You can find more photos, along with 2017 location info, our the Bloomsday 2017 page.

We hope to see you next year.

2017 Presentation of the
Stanley Kunitz Medal
to Carle Johnson

July 27, 2017
Worcester Historical Museum

Photos courtesy of John Gaumond.
In addition to honoring Carle Johnson the event included a small tribute to Dan Lewis, who passed on July 19, 2017.