Upcoming Events

Monday, May 21  @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Saturday, May 26 @ 7:00pm
Ingrid Mach @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, May 27 @ 7:00pm
Tribute Feature to Dan Lewis @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, May 28  @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:00pm
John Hodgen @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Tuesday, May 29 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Wednesday, May 30 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Wednesday, May 30 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ starlite
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge



Sunday, June 3 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, June 4 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Wednesday, June 6 @ 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

Sunday, June 10 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, June 11 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, June 12  @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, June 12 @ 8:00pm
7 Hill Slam
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester

Saturday, June 16 @ 1:00pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series -Workshop #1
My Book of Transformations with facilitator Jonathan Blake
Registration fee: $20 - visit kunitzhome.org to register
Or call Carol Stockmal at 508-756-4407

Sunday, June 17 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester


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

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates

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

June 16th - Writing Workshop #1
Jonathan Blake, Leader
My Book of Transformations

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

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 / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com


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Established 1971
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Bloomsday is Coming!
Saturday, June 16, 2018






Visit the Bloomsday 2018 page for details.


Congratulations to Judith Ferrara
Winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Medal










Join us for the medal presentation on
Thursday, July 26, 2018  -  6:30 to 8:30 pm
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Open to the public - Refreshments will be served

Judith Ferrara, winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Medal
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photo credit: John Gaumond