The Worcester County Poetry Association was founded in 1971 by Dr. Samuel Bachrach and Professor Michael True, and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1972.
- Celebrate the rich literary history and creative energy of Central Massachusetts through public readings, workshops, festivals, scholarly conferences and other programs.·
- Publication of the literary journal The Worcester Review·
- Collaborate with libraries, bookstores, colleges and universities, museums, churches, schools, community centers, businesses and a variety of cultural organizations to promote poetry events.
WCPA is a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Executive Officers elected by the membership in an annual public meeting.·
The WCPA Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Association offices on the second floor of The Sprinkler Factory. Meetings are open to all members and the public interested in poetry.
Membership is open to all individuals and organizations interested in promoting the literary arts.
Worcester County Poetry Association is a 501(c)(3) organization funded through membership fees, publication sales, grants and donations. WCPA receives organizational support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and has received generous programming support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Worcester Cultural Commission, Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as other organizations and private donations..
WCPA appreciates the continued support of members and donors.
Click here to learn more about WCPA membership and for information about funds established to sustain The Worcester Review and other WCPA programming.