Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 12 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Sunday, August 12 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ Nick’s Worcester
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, August 13 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, August 14 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, August 14 @ 8:00pm
7 Hill Slam
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Saturday, August 18 @ 1:00pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Workshop #3 -The Vision and the Word with facilitator Eve Rifkah
Registration fee: $20 - visit kunitzhome.org to register
Or call Carol Stockmal at 508-756-4407

Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, August 20 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, August 21 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Wednesday, August 22 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Saturday, August 25 @ 7:00pm
Judy Ferrara @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

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

Sunday, August 26 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ Nick’s Worcester
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

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

Monday, August 27 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Tuesday, August 28 @ 7:00pm
Patty Youngblood @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton




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

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

Wednesday, September 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



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

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Season Six of Poet Stanley Kunitz’s
Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series

June 16th - Writing Workshop #1
Jonathan Blake, Leader
My Book of Transformations
This class is full.

July 21th - Writing Workshop #2
Maura MacNeil, Leader
Awakening to the Night: What Is Found There

August 18th - Writing Workshop #3
Eve Rifkah, Leader
The Vision and the Word

September 15th - Writing Workshop #4
Meg Kearney, Leader
After Stanley Kunitz- Generating Poems
Inspired by His Teaching and His Work
This class is full.

Held at the Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home,
4 Woodford Street, Worcester

Registration fee: $20 per workshop.
Limited enrollment! Registration required.

Complete the online form or contact
Carol Stockmal by telephone at 508-756-4407.

View the full details at kunitzhome.org.


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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Announcing the Winners of the
2018 WCPA Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize

The WCPA is pleased to announce that Jeff Walt of San Diego, CA, has won First Place in this year’s WCPA Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize for his poem “The World is Ending on the East Coast." Contest judge Regie Gibson selected three additional poems to honor.

Second Place – Nicole DiCello of Worcester, MA
for “Electra 101
Third Place – Malt Schlitzman of Worcester, MA
for “This Rage Dies with Me
Honorable Mention – Michael Morlock of Berlin,
MA for “Speak of the Moment

A Winners' Reading will be held on Sunday, September 23. The winners, along with the contest judge, will share their work. Additional details will be announced as we get closer to the event.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Congratulations to Judith Ferrara
Winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Medal















View additional photos on the 2018 Archive page.

View the event broadside