Upcoming Readings and Events

Sunday, July 14 @ 7:00pm
Heather Macpherson @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, July 15 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Thursday, July 18 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Thursday, July 18 @ 7:00pm
Poetry Open Mic w/Coffeehouse Craig
Strong Style Coffee, 13 Cushing St, Fitchburg

Saturday, July 20 @ 1:00pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Out of the Glowing House: with facilitator Rhett Watts

Canceled to due to extreme heat

Saturday, July 20 @ 7:00pm
Rhett Watts @ Post Script

Canceled to due extreme heat

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:00pm
Pam Bernard @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30pm
Presentation of the Fifth Annual
Stanley Kunitz Medal to Fran Quinn
Open mic featuring Kunitz poetry followed by award presentation
Free and open to the public - refreshments will be served
Worcester Historical Society, 30 Elm Street, Worcester

Friday, July 26 @ 6:00pm
Poetry to Celebrate Summer
With Richard Fox, Sam Lalos, Christopher Reilly, and Joan Erickson
Root and Press, 623 Chandler Street, Worcester

Saturday, July 27 @ 7:00pm
Therese Carr @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln 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 - canceled

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.

view the event flyer

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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

view the event flyer

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.