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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 21 @ 2:30pm
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival - Matinee
Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester
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Saturday, October 21 @ 7:30pm
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival - 2017 Awards Ceremony
Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester
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The WCPA is proud to sponsor the 2017 Shoots! Youth Prize

Monday, October 23 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, October 23  @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7:00pm
Carol Hobbs @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:00pm
Thirsty Verb Open Mic- 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays in 2017
WCPA Office at the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester

Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Thursday, October 26 @ 8:30pm
The Duende Project @ Nick's Worcester
124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Friday, October 27 @ 7:00pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, October 28 @ 7:00pm
Eve Rifkah @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, October 31 @ 7:00pm
Tim Mayo @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton



Wednesday, November 1 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting
Sprinkler Factory- 38 Harlow Street, Worcester.
Upstairs off the main gallery. Open to the Public

Thursday, November 2 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ starlite
39 Hamilton St., Southbridge

Sunday, November 5 @ 2:00pm
Recall These Words - a reading of remembrance
Open Mic format with poems by or about those we wish to remember
WCPA Office, off the East Gallery @ The Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street, Worcester

Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:00pm
Thirsty Verb Open Mic - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays in 2017
WCPA Office at the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester

Thursday, November 9 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:00pm
Thirsty Verb Open Mic- 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays in 2017
WCPA Office at the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester

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

Saturday, November 18 @ 2:00pm
Fall 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00pm
Martha Carlson Bradley & Alice Fogel @ @ Del Rossi’s Poetry Series
Del Rossi’s Trattoria, Route 137N, Dublin, NH

Wednesday, November 22 @ 7:00pm
Thirsty Verb Open Mic- 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays in 2017
WCPA Office at the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester

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



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

Visit the Planning Calendar for future event dates

2017 Presentation of the
Stanley Kunitz Medal
to Carle Johnson

July 27, 2017
Worcester Historical Museum












More photos can be found on the 2017 Archive page.

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


Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
WCPA HOME
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The WCPA has produced many fantastic broadsides
over the past 4 decades.  Enjoy these samples
from the WCPA archives.

Thank you to those who attended the
9th Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading
which was held on Wednesday, October 18
at Clark University and featured Pam Bernard.

The event was co-sponsored by the Friends of the
Goddard Library, Clark University, the Gregory
Stockmal Fund and the Worcester County
Poetry Association.

Recall These Words
a reading of remembrance

Sunday, November 5 - 2 to 4 pm

The Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street, Worcester
Our New Office

On September 30th volunteers helped move the WCPA out of storage and into our new space at the Sprinkler Factory (38 Harlow Street, Worcester).  It is filled with light during the day, has high ceilings and is adjacent to the East Gallery on the second floor of the building.  We are working to unbox all our books, sort through decades of files and get the office set-up.

The WCPA board meets on the 1st Wednesday each month in the space between 7:00 and 8:30pm.  Meetings are open to members and are a great way to check out the new space (and learn about how the Association works).

WCPA President Rushelle Frazier is running an open mic in the space on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  That reading starts at 7:00pm as well.  Check the Thirsty Verb Open Mic Facebook page for updates.

Come check out our new office when you have a chance.