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Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:30am
Writing Workshop with Jennifer Freed - “Pay Attention!”
Gale Free Library, 23 Highland Street, Holden

Thursday, June 22 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Friday, June 23 @ 7:00pm
Cameron Garriepy @ Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, June 24 @ 7:00pm
Shawn Ryan @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Monday, June 26 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Tuesday, June 27 @ 6:00pm
Summer 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Monday, June 26  @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00pm
Susan Roney-O’Brien @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Thursday, June 29 @ 8:30pm
Thirsty Verb @ Rocky's
New open mic in town - support their maiden voyage!
8:30pm sign up - 9pm start time - all ages, 21+ to drink
No cover, Donations accepted

Saturday, July 1st is the Last Day to Submit for the
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2017
The WCPA is sponsoring the Shoots! Youth Prize this year

Saturday, July 1 @ 10:00am
Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Meet-up
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester

Tuesday, July 11 @ 6:00pm
Summer 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, July 11 @ 7:30pm
7 Hills Slam presents Brave New Voices team
and the 2nd iWPS Qualifying Slam
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester
No cover; $5 suggested donation

Thursday, July 13 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Saturday, July 15 @ 1:00pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Writing Workshop #2 - Inscribing Blessing led by Christian Reifsteck
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home, 4 Woodford Street, Worcester
Registration fee: $20 per workshop.  Limited enrollment!
View the workshop flyer for more information

Thursday, July 20 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Monthly Meeting
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

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

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 /

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
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Join us for the Presentation of the
Stanley Kunitz Medal to Carle Johnson

A 30-minute open reading celebrating Stanley Kunitz.
followed by the poetry and remarks of the honoree.

Thursday, July 27, 2017  -  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Congratulations to the winners of the
WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

First Place - Richard Fox
Skating on the Edge of Flesh

Second Place - Jeff Walt
Each Morning I Rise Like a Sleepwalker
and Rot a Little More

Third Place - Jennifer Freed
On Their Anniversary She Whispers His Name

Honorable Mention - Marsha Kunin
In the Garden of the Blind Barbarian

Join us on Sunday, September 24 for the
Winners' Reading where you'll hear from
the winners and the contest judge, Lori Desrosiers.

The reading will run from 3 to 5 pm and will take place at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester