Upcoming Readings and Events

Saturday, June 22 @ 2:00pm
Writer’s Workshop hosted by alyx mccoy
Root and Press, 623 Chandler Street, Worcester

Saturday, June 22 @ 2:00pm
Open Mic Poetry Share
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:00pm
Bruce Galli @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, June 23 @ 6:30pm
Pride Month Open Mic
Espress Yourself Coffee, 2 Richmond Ave., Worcester

Sunday, June 23 @ 7:00pm
Southboro Writer's Group @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, June 23 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project at Nick’s every other Sunday!
Nick’s Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, June 24 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, June 24 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

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

Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00pm
Susan Roney-O’Brien @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00pm
The Poetorium at Starlite featuring
Colin Haskins, Debbie Tosun Kilday, and Michael L. Kilday
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, June 27@ 7:00pm
Poetry Open Mic w/Coffeehouse Craig
Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St, Fitchburg

Saturday, June 29 @ 1:00pm
Tarot Poems Book Reading and Signing
With Michael McAfee
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Worcester

Sunday, June 30 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester


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

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
Post Script - a reading by workshop leaders

Bedlam Book Cafe
138 Green St, Suite 1
Worcester

June 15 - Patrick Donnelly

July 20 - Rhett Watts

August 17 - Martha Carlson Bradley

September 14 - J.D. Scrimgeour

Free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by Bedlam Book Cafe and the WCPA.

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Established 1971
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Congratulations to Fran Quinn
Receipient of the
2019 Stanley Kunitz Medal










Join us for the medal presentation on
Thursday, July 25, 2019  -  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Open to the public - Refreshments will be served

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7:00 pm start
Short open mic
Featured reader
The WCPA is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Annual Poetry Contest: The Frank O'Hara Prize

First Prize - Carolyn Oliver for Rhododendrons
Second prize - Jacqueline Morrill for Unhinged
Third prize - Jennifer Freed for RIPTIDE
Honorable Mention - bg Thurston for Gladiolas

Visit the 2019 Contest page for additional information.