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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting
Worcester State University, Administration Building A-201
486 Chandler St, Worcester
Open to the Public

Tuesday, May 9 @ 7:30pm
7 Hills Slam presents Eirean Bradley and a themed slam
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester
No cover; $5 suggested donation

Thursday, May 11 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Tuesday, May 16 @ 7:00pm
Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love - Author talk
Cheryl Melody Baskin (AKA Melody) interweaves motivational speaking, poetic song, storytelling, and the sharing of her creative process in writing
Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7:00pm
Black Voices: Worcester with Mckendy Fils-Aime
Nine Dot Gallery, 763 Main Street, Worcester
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the WCPA

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

Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30pm
BlackSpearience Poetry Reading
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester

Monday, May 22 @ 10:30am
Writing Workshop with Jennifer Freed - “What Are You Wearing?”
Gale Free Library, 23 Highland Street, Holden

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

Monday, May 22  @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, May 23  @ 7:00pm
Kate Zebroski @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:00pm
Louder than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam
Performance and Open Mic for teens
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester

Wednesday, May 24 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, May 25 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Friday, May 26 @ 7:00pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, May 27 @ 7:00pm
The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Tuesday, May 30  @ 7:00pm
Kristina England @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton




Thursday, June 1 @ 7:00pm
Understanding Thoreau’s Transcendentalism
Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury

Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - open to the public
Worcester State University, Administration Building A-201
486 Chandler St, Worcester


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


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Submissions are closed for the
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest: 
The Frank O'Hara Prize!

Winners will be announced in June and the annual Winners' Reading will take place in September.   Good luck to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to the winners of the
10th Annual WCPA College Poetry Contest

Manuscript Prize
Julie de Oliveira - winner
Carmellite Chamblin - honorable mention

Performance Prize
Rheannon Swire - winner
Morgan DeAngelis - honorable mention










Visit the 2017 College Poetry Contest page
for finalist bios and more photos.