Upcoming Readings and Events

Saturday, October 19 @ 12:00pm
Yoga + Writing Workshop with Heidi Chase and Diane Mulligan
Union Street Yoga, 25 Union St 3rd Floor, Worcester
Cost $75 - includes snacks and handouts.

Saturday, October 19 @ 1:00pm
Book Signing/Poetry Reading with Sky Boivin
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

Sunday, October 20 @ 7:00pm
Dave Macpherson Roast @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, October 21 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30pm
Southborough Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm
CoffeeHouse Craig Poetry Open Mic
Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St., Fitchburg

Tuesday, October 22 @ 7:00pm
Polly Brown @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30pm
Poet and Memoirist Toi Derricotte
Presented in conjunction with Africana Studies and GSWS
College of the Holy Cross, Rehm Library, Smith Hall, 1 College St, Worcester

Saturday, October 26 @ 1:00pm
Reception for Gargoyles and Graveyards Photography Exhibit
with featured poetry reading by Paul Szlosek
followed by an open mic
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

Saturday, October 26 @ 7:00pm
Jeff Campbell @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, October 27 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, October 27 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project at Nick’s every other Sunday!
Nick’s Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, October 28 thru Thursday, October 30
Poetry Bridging Continents IV
Daily schedule of events available at nec.edu
New England College, Simon Center Great Room
98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH

Monday, October 28 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, October 29 @ 7:00pm
Kate Chadbourne @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
with special host, Sue Ursprung
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton


Highlighted events are either organized or co-sponsored by the WCPA.

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
Visit the 2019 Archive page to view photos from
the reading of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the
Tribute to Elizabeth Bishop, and the
2019 Gregory Stockmal Reading.















The WCPA is excited to bring noted Elizabeth Bishop biographer, Tom Travisano, to Worcester for a presentation from his new book, Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop.

Writing Elizabeth Bishop: A Biographer's Journey
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester
6:30 to 7:30 pm

Join us for a lively presentation and a Q&A.  We are working on having copies of Travisano's new books available for sale at the event.  Click the image below to view the event flyer.



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