Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 22 @ 6:00pm
Summer 2017 Poetry Workshop
Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough

Tuesday, August 22 @ 7:00pm
Rhett Watts @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Wednesday, August 23 @ 7:00pm
BeSpoken Poetry, starlite Art Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge

Thursday, August 24 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Friday, August 25 @ 7:00pm
Worcester Storytellers
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Saturday, August 26 @ 7:00pm
Jim Roy @ The Fourth Saturday Open Mic
Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Street, Worcester

Monday, August 28 @ 7:00pm
Free Peoples Artists Workshop
Annie’s Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester

Monday, August 28  @ 7:00pm
The Poetry Room
First Church of Christ, Unitarian, 725 Main St, Lancaster

Tuesday, August 29 @ 7:00pm
Catherine Reed @ The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series
The Thirsty Lab, Route 31, Princeton

Thursday, August 31 @ 8:30pm
The Duende Project @ Nick's Worcester
A fusion of poetry and jazz, funk, rock, folk, tango and more!
124 Millbury Street, Worcester



Wednesday, September 6 @ 7:00pm
WCPA Board Meeting - Open to the Public
Location tbd

Tuesday, September 12 @ 7:30pm
7 Hills Slam presents iWPS Rep JasmineLynne Packard
Raven Worcester, 258 Pleasant Street, Worcester
No cover; $5 suggested donation

Thursday, September 14 @ 6:30pm
The Literary Arts Open Mic
Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St, Westboro

Saturday, September 16 @ 10:30am
Memorial for Dan Lewis
Service, followed by an open mic tribute to Dan
bring a song, read on of Dan's poems, remember him
United Congregational Church, 6 Institute Road, Worcester

Saturday, September 16 @ 1:00pm
Kunitz’s Boyhood Home Summer Writing Series
Writing Workshop #4 - Memory and Redemption led by Polly Brown
Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home, 4 Woodford Street, Worcester
Registration fee: $20 per workshop.  Limited enrollment!
View the workshop flyer for more information.



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 / 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.


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

Recently several long time supporters of the Worcester County Poetry Association have passed on.  When we learn about such passings we add their names to our Memorial page as a small tribute to the way they, and their words, touched the lives of Worcester county.  We remember Marsha Kunin, Dan Lewis and Byron Menides for all of their contributions, large and small.

Visit our In Memory page for more info.

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.