Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 12 Crane/Riverrun
The 12 Crane arts complex (Southbridge) hosted WCPA and Lloyd Schwartz, editor of the new
Library of America edition of Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose and Letters, for a reading & book signing. 
Local poets joined the program, reading favorite Elizabeth Bishop poetry and prose.


ALLAN-MICHAEL BROWN, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; SANDY WADE, Quinsigamond Community College; LAURA CRAWFORD, Fitchburg State College; ELIZABETH HEATH, Mount Wachusett Community College; LYNSEY SICKSCH, Assumption College; DAVID CORLISS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MELANIE WILCOX, Worcester State College;  GREGORY MINOGUE, Holy Cross College;

First Place Winner, Manuscript:  David Corliss
Honorable Mention: Lynsey Sicksch, Gregory Minogue

First Place Winner, Performance: Lynsey Sicksch
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Heath, Sandy Wade

Judged by poets Wayne-Daniel Berard, professor of English at Nichols College,
Lea C. Deschenes, performer in national and global poetry slam competitions,
Rodger Martin, editor of The Worcester Review, and Eve Rifkah, editor of Diner.

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections

Sunday - February 24, 2008

2:00pm to 4:30pm

Worcester Public Library Saxe Room
3 Salem Street, Worcester

Business Meeting & Annual Reports

Election of Board & Officers


followed by a reading by our guest poet

Kate Chadbourne

WCPA members are invited to bring snacks for
the pot-luck reception. WCPA will supply the coffee!

Open to the Public!  All are welcome!

Stanley's House
a film by Tobe Carey

WCPA 2008 Poetry Contest Winners

First Place - Carle Johnson
Worcester, MA
All That is Solid Shall Melt Into Air

Second Place - Mark Wagner
Dudley, MA
A Donkey in a Fry Pan

Third Place - Dan Lewis
Worcester, MA
Prime Meridian

Honorable Mention

R. Joyce Heon of Lunenburg, MA
Light in the Land Where Sound is King

Joan Ericson of West Brookfield, MA
A Found Painting

Ann Marie Lucci of Worcester, MA
Falling Out of March

Missy Nicholson of Grafton, MA

Roberta Visser of Swanzey, NH
Humming birds

Thank you to 2008 contest judge Dara Wier
and contest chair Heather Macpherson.

Winners' Reading
Saturday, September 20
Worcester Public Library, Salem Street

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Additional 2008 programming is documented on the following pages:

2008 Poetry Contest

Bloomsday 2008

Traveling Poetry

Worcester & Boston Poets Laureate Reading

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