The WCPA is saddened to hear of the
passing of one of our co-founders,
Mike True. Mike was a stalwart supporter
of Worcester, of peace, and of poetry.
His patience and support will be missed
by all who knew him.









A celebration of Mike's life will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM in
Washburn Hall at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main
Street, Worcester. There will be a peace vigil
and march to Mechanics Hall at Lincoln
Square beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Please visit our Memorial page to view
some of the photos of Mike True
from our archives.

Upcoming Readings and Events

Saturday, May 25 @ 10:30am
Poetry Writing Seminar with Heather Macpherson
a generative workshop using the work of Emily Dickinson as a guide
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough
view the event flyer

Saturday, May 25 @ 7:00pm
Robin Boucher @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, May 26  @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, May 26 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project at Nick’s every other Sunday!
Nick’s Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester
Monday, May 27 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, May 27 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30pm
Southborough Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:00pm
Meg Smith @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:00pm
Cheryl Perreault @ The Poetorium at Starlite
a new monthly series hosted by Paul Szlosek and Ron Whittle
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, May 30 @ 7:00pm
Poetry Open Mic w/Coffeehouse Craig
Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St, Fitchburg



Sunday, June 2 @ 2:00pm
Jewish Historical Society of Central Mass tour of
the Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home followed by a
recitation of Kunitz’s poetry
Kunitz Boyhood Home, 4 Woodford Street, Worcester

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, June 3 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, June 4 @ 6:00pm
Poetry Workshop for the Revolving Museum
Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main Street, Fitchburg

Wednesday, June 5 @ 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

Thursday, June 6 @ 7:00pm
Poetry Open Mic w/Coffeehouse Craig
Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St, Fitchburg


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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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