Through the Rear View

Brooks Concert Hall College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, United States

Join us for an evening of poetry and music, Through The Rear View. The concert features musical adaptations of poems about time, memory, and the past, performed by Jennifer Ashe […]

Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading

Assumption College 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, United States

The 2022 Annual Gregory Stockmal  in Assumption University's Curtiss Hall After a two-year hiatus, we are excited to once again host the annual Gregory Stockmal Reading on Thursday, September 22, 2022.  The […]

Winners’ Reading for the 2022 Frank O’Hara Prize

First Unitarian Church 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA

Join the winners of the WCPA’s 2022 Annual Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize for a reading of their work and the work of contest judge Usman Hameedi. There will […]

Free People’s Workshop

WCPA Office @ Salisbury House 61 Harvard St., Worcester MA, MA, United States

Artists, poets. musicians, dramatists, etc. meet to discuss and share their work. Constructive critique is encouraged.    

Artists Who Are Poets/Poets Who Are Artists Reading

TidePool Bookshop 372 Chandler St. Unit 101, Worcester, MA

Featuring Susan Elizabeth "Beth" Sweeney! Susan Elizabeth (Beth) Sweeney’s poems have appeared in Diner, Worcester Review, Journal of Irish Literature, and elsewhere, and won an Academy of Poets Prize, a Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize, and other awards. Her chapbook, Hand Me Down (Finishing Line, 2013), was a semifinalist in the New Women’s Voices Competition. She is now collaborating with […]

A Virtual Thirsty Lab with B.G. Thurston

Zoom Online Meeting , United States

The Thirsty Lab poetry reading, normally based out of Princeton, Mass., continues to meet virtually. On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, bg Thurston will be the featured reader. bg Thurston received her MFA in Poetry from Vermont College. She teaches writing courses at Lasell University/Village and conducts workshops for the Writing the Land Project. Her third […]

Poetorium at Starlite Poetry Open Mic & Reading Series Featuring Jennifer Freed

Starlite Bar and Gallery 39 Hamilton St, Southbridge, MA

Please join us for our monthly open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite (39 Hamilton St., Southbridge, MA) hosted by Paul Szlosek and Ron Whittle.   It will be a full evening of poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our featured poet Jennifer L. Freed […]

The NOH Place Poetry Anthology Launch

Worcester State University 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA, United States

The Noh Place Poetry Anthology will have its official launch in the Multi-Purpose room in SRH 109 of Sheehan Hall on the campus of Worcester State University on Sunday 10/2, from 2-4 pm.   The event will include readings by some of the poets included in the anthology with music, refreshments and is open to […]


E.Bishop Grave at Hope Cemetary 119 Webster St., Worcester, MA, United States

MEMORIAL POETRY READING FOR ELIZABETH BISHOP AND LAURA MENIDES Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, 10 am Hope Cemetery 119 Webster Street, Worcester Join us at Elizabeth Bishop’s grave to mark the anniversary of her death (Oct. 6, 1979) and honor the late Laura Menides, a poet, Bishop scholar, and advocate for Worcester poetry who started the […]

Kevin King Reads Ursprache at the Princeton Library

Princeton Public Library 2 Town Hall Drive, Princeton, MA, United States

Join Us for a reading from Kevin King's Urpsrache on Tuesday October 11th at 6:30.   Kevin King is the author of the novel All The Stars Came Out That Night, Dutton.  His first poetry book, Ursprache, has just been published in April of 2022.  He is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council […]