Upcoming Events

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Monday, April 16 @ 4:00pm
Poetry Workshop with Gene McCarthy
Briarwood Retirement Community, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester

Monday, April 16 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Wednesday, April 18 @ 7:00pm
Helen Marie Casey reads from “Zero Degrees”
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Thursday, April 19 @ 6:00pm
Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society Celebration of National Poetry Month
Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg

Sunday, April 22 @ 2:00pm
In Just- / Spring Poetry Reading
Featuring Heather Treseler and Henry Walters
Tower Hill Botanical Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston
View the event flyer

Sunday, April 22 @ 7:00pm
Judith Ferrara @ Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, April 23 @ 4:00pm
Poetry Workshop with Gene McCarthy
Briarwood Retirement Community, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester

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

Monday, April 23 @ 8:45pm
Queen G @ The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester

Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:30pm
Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:00pm
David Thoreen @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:00pm
Common Threads: a discussion of poems by Massachusetts poets
WCPA Office @ the Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester
Download the discussion guide  - View the event flyer

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

Wednesday, April 25 @ 9:00pm
The Duende Project @ starlite
starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Wednesday, April 25 @ 3:00pm
The Poet Tea in celebration of National Poetry Month
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00pm
Queer Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Fitchburg State University, Falcon Hub,
Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg

Saturday, April 28
Poetry Workshop for residents - 2:00pm
Public reading by Karen Sharpe - 4:00pm
The Residence at Orchard Grove, 258 Walnut St, Shrewsbury

Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00pm
Open Mic Poetry Share
Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster

Saturday, April 28 @ 7:00pm
Gary Hoare @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Sunday, April 29 @ 7:00pm
Listen! A Poetry Reading
Nick's Worcester, 124 Millbury Street, Worcester

Monday, April 30 @ 8:45pm
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show
Ralph’s Rock Diner, 148 Grove Street, Worcester




Wednesday, May 2 @ 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

May 4 - 6
10th Mass. Poetry Festival
Salem, MA

Saturday, May 5 @ 10:30am
Local Author Day
Thayer Memorial Library, Dexter Meeting Room,
717 Main Street, Lancaster


Highlighted events are either organized 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 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com


Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
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April is National Poetry Month

The WCPA is presenting or co-sponsoring a number of events in honor of National Poetry Month.  Please join us!

April 8 - College Poetry Contest Reading
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester

April 11 - Common Threads discussion group
WCPA Office @ 38 Harlow Street, Worcester

Apirl 22 - In Just / Spring Poetry Reading
Tower Hill Botanical Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston

April 25 - Common Threads discussion group
WCPA Office @ 38 Harlow Street, Worcester

Plus check out the event listing to the left for other
poetry events taking place in central
Massachusetts in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to the winners of the
2018 College Poetry Contest Reading

Jessica Hoops - Runner-up Manuscript Prize.

Jess Locke - Winner Manuscript Prize
and  Performance Prize

Photos available on the 2018 College Contest page.


Thanks to everyone who submitted to the
WCPA Annual Poetry Contest: 
The Frank O'Hara Prize.

Submissions are being organized and will
be sent to judge, Regie Gibson, shortly.  We
expect to annunce the winners in June.

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