Upcoming Readings and Events

Sunday, April 21  @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, April 22 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, April 22 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30pm
Southborough Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:00pm
Maura McNeil @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:00pm
Thomas Moore @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, April 28  @ 2:15pm
Monadnock Pastoral Poets Reading
with poets Pam Bernard, Jim Beschta, Pat Fargnoli, Terry Farish, John Hodgen, Rodger Martin, Diane Mulligan, and Susan Roney-O’Brien
Barbara C. Harris Center, Lakefront House, 108 Wally Stone Lane, Greenfield, NH

Sunday, April 28  @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, April 28 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project at Nick's every other Sunday!
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, April 29 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Reading with Cheryl Savageau, Ellen LaFleche,
Sally Bellerose, and Steven Riel
Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St, Southbridge

Monday, April 29 @ 6:30pm
Annual Celebration of Poetry with Louise Bogan Group
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Monday, April 29 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:00pm
Fundraising Dinner for the WCPA’s College Contest Endowment
O’Connors Restaurant, 1160 W Boylston St., Worcester
Ticketed event - please contact 603-525-4715

Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00pm
Rhett Watts @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:30pm
WCPA’s College Contest
Endowment Fundraising Reading
O’Connors Restaurant, 1160 W Boylston St., Worcester
$25 at the door - all proceeds support the WCPA’s College Contest
No one turned away for lack of funds!




Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting @ the WCPA Office in the
Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester.
Upstairs off the main gallery - Open to the Public

Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5
2 sessions each day - 11:30am and 2:30pm
Poetry Walk in the Garden
a guided walk through the gardens of Tower Hill Botanic Garden
with poetry sprinkled throughout - ask at the info counter where to meet
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, May 6 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester


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

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates

New Poetry Series!

The WCPA is pleased to open our office to a new
monthly poetry series named Long Play Poetry.  This 90-minute listening party will be an opportunity to appreciate a period of poetry when much modern and classical poetry was preserved on vinyl.

When: Every 2nd Saturday of the Month, 2:00 pm
Where: The WCPA Office @ the Sprinkler Factory
(38 Harlow Street, Worcester)

As an added bonus you'll be able to enjoy the exhibits of the Sprinkler Factory during their open gallery hours between 2 and 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Join us for the first listening party on April 13th.

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

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Submissions for
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize have closed

The judge's selections will be shared by
the end of June.

Thank you to everyone who submitted.


A Benefit Reading for the
Worcester County Poetry Association’s
Elizabeth Bishop / Etheridge Knight
College Contest Endowment

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
O'Connor's Restaurant
1160 W Boylston St, Worcester

$25 suggested donation
with all funds going toward the endowment
No one turned away for lack of funds!

Reserve your seat now: 603-525-4715

More details on the performer shortly.

Announcing Season 7 of the
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home
Summer Writing Series.

The WCPA is proud to co-sponsor this annual writing series at the restored home of Worcester native, Stanley Kunitz. Each session is facilitated by a seasoned writer who will help participants to examine poems of Stanley Kunitz in the setting of his boyhood home with the purpose of generating new writing.

View the series flyer for further info on
session dates and facilitators.

There is limited seating at each workshop, and advanced registration is required. Please contact Carol Stockmal at 508-756-4407 to register.

Each workshop will cost $20

Congratulations to the winners of the
2019 College Poetry Contest Reading

Etheridge Knight Performance Prize
Kate Brice of Assumption College
Amber John of the College of the Holy Cross (runner-up)

Elizabeth Bishop Manuscript Prize
Dani Black of Clark University
Ariele Lee of Fitchburg State University (runner-up)

view photos from the event on the
2019 College Contest page