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

WCPA Planning Calendar

Listed here are dates for future WCPA programming or co-sponsored events that are
still in development.  They are placed here for those organizing poetry readings in
central Massachusetts who may wish to avoid existing WCPA programs.

Check WCPA Home page for events coming up over the next few weeks.

2020 Upcoming Events

WCPA Board Meetings - January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, September 2, October 1, November 4, December 2


Wednesday, July 8 @ 7:00pm - Zoom into Poetry with Sydney Lee

Thursday, July 23 - ** Postponed until May 2021 ** presentation of the 2020 Annual Kunitz Medal to Susan Roney-O'Brien

Wednesday, August 12 - Zoom into Poetry with Oliver de la Paz

Saturday, September 19  - WCPA College Poetry Contest - the Elizabeth Bishop Manuscript Prize
  and the Etheridge Knight Performance Prize

late September - Winners' Reading for the WCPA's Annual Poetry Contest: the Frank O'Hara Prize

October or November - the Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading


2020 Previous Events


Tuesday, February 11 - Inaugural Michael True Poetry Reading

Sunday, February 23 - WCPA Annual Meeting

Monday, February 24 - Clark University Poets and Writers Reading Series

Thru March 1 - nominations are open for the Annual Kunitz Medal

While disappointed that our in-person events scheduled in between March and July were canceled due to the physical distancing necessitated by COVID-19 we recognize that it was the right thing to do.  We will work with the poets, and our co-sponsors, to reschedule where possible.

Thru April 30 - submissions for the WCPA's Annual Poetry Contest: The Frank O'Hara Prize

Friday, May 22 @ 7:00pm - Heather Tresseler and Virgina Kochan - Zoom into Poetry, hosted by  Bedlam Book Cafe
email wcpaboard@yahoo.com and put "RSVP 5/22" in the subject line for the meeting details

Tuesday, May 26 @ 7:00pm - The Thirsty Lab goes virtual - Zoom into Poetry
email wcpaboard@yahoo.com and put "RSVP Thirsty Lab" in the subject line for the meeting details

Friday, May 29 @ 7:00pm - Jenith Charpentier and Joe Fusco Jr. - Zoom into Poetry, hosted by Bedlam Book Cafe
email wcpaboard@yahoo.com and put "RSVP 5/22" in the subject line for the meeting details

Friday, June 5 @ 7:00pm - Deep Thoughts Open Mic Poetry Reading - Zoom into Poetry, hosted by Bedlam Book Cafe

Tuesday, June 16 - Bloomsday - a virtual Ramble

Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00pm - Rodger Martin and Nanjiang Hyde, hosted by Bedlam Book Cafe


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Last Updated
June 24, 2020