Renowned poet as well as painter, memoirist, and short story writer, Worcester’s own Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) rests within Hope Cemetery. On this 42nd anniversary of her passing, we gather by her grave to read her poetry and summon the scenes so skillfully painted in her verse. Dare you join us and Beth Sweeney, director of the new Mapping Worcester in Poetry Project? This event will take place on Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00 pm.
To find Bishop’s grave in Hope Cemetery at 119 Webster Street:
If you have a bit of time that night you might wish to use this new downloadable, 20-minute do-it-yourself driving tour which will lead you past five Bishop sites on Main Street in Worcester to end at her grave in Hope Cemetery. Download the Bishop DIY Driving Tour.
This is an outdoor event that will take place near sunset. Please wear appropriate attire, footwear, and a mask; you may also wish to bring a flashlight.