John Henry’s Open Mic

First Unitarian Church 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA

John Henry's Hammer Open Mic 2nd and 4th Fridays Doors open and performer sign-up 6:30 p.m. Performances begin @7 p.m. $3 admission 10 minutes in the limelight —- spoken word or music (two songs) Refreshments (nominal donation) Enter upper parking lot door (State Street) unless need handicap assistance. Handicap accessibility at the Court Street entrance. Excellent […]


Free Poetry Workshop: Writing about Worcester’s Changing Neighborhoods

Crompton Collective: The White Room 138 Green St., Worcester, MA, United States

Free Poetry Workshop:  Writing about Worcester’s Changing Neighborhoods with Tony Brown Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 5 pm The White Room, 138 Green Street   Join us on October 16 for the second of three workshops sponsored by Mapping Poetry in Worcester, which will be led by Tony Brown, 2022 recipient of the Stanley […]


New Dawn Center 84 Main St., Ashburnham, MA, United States

  Ashburnham’s New Dawn Arts Center is proud to present a weekly writing workshop, taught by three local published writers as instructors, in-person and continuing on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, beginning October 18th . The workshop instructors will be Melissa Dorval, Fred Gerhard, and Kevin Scott Hall. October 18 th and 25 th will feature […]


Singh Center (Dennis H. Rice Community Plaza) 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville

  This year’s final poetry/spoken word event by Poets at Large and hosted by Valley Cast/Open Skies will be on Sunday, October 23rd from 2-4 p.m. in the theater at the Singh Performance Center, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA. This is the last in this year’s series of free readings and is recommended for ages […]

A Virtual Thirsty Lab with Jenith Charpentier

Zoom Online Meeting , United States

The Thirsty Lab poetry reading, normally based out of Princeton, Mass., continues to meet virtually. On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, Jenith Charpentier will be the featured reader.   Jenith Charpentier writes to dissect the human condition with less formaldehyde than middle school biology applied to the frog.  She is quite certain that at some point, there […]

Poetorium at Starlite Poetry Open Mic & Reading Series Featuring Alan Ira Gordon (The Halloween Edition)

Starlite Bar and Gallery 39 Hamilton St, Southbridge, MA

Please join us for the Halloween edition of our monthly open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite hosted by Paul Szlosek and Ron Whittle. It will be a full evening of spooky and fun poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our featured poet Alan Ira […]

Tale of Two Cites II Poetry Reading

Zoom Online Meeting , United States

Do you remember the 'A Tale of Two Cities' project from 2018 The WCPA partnered with Nina Lewis, the Poet Laureate from Worcestershire, UK to arrange a call & response poetry collaboration.  We're thrilled to see it repeated - poets from Worcester, UK, and Worcester, USA, paired up to write call-and-response poems. And this time, […]

Poetry Extravaganza

Redemption Rock Brewery 333 Shrewsbury St,, Worcester, MA, United States

Poetry Extravaganza Returns to Worcester November 1st featuring Joe Fusco Jr.! Join us on Tuesday November 1st from 6-8pm for an evening of poetry, humor, and revelry. Two open-mic sessions sandwich our feature performer, humorist/poet Joe Fusco Jr. (me). Sign up for the open mic at   Joe Fusco Jr. is a well-seasoned poet/humorist […]

Booklover’s Gourmet Reading

Booklovers' Gourmet 72 E. Main St., Webster, MA

Join us on Saturday November 5th for an afternoon of poetry. Curt Curtin and his wife, Dee O’Connor, will read from the collection at Booklover’s Gourmet, located at 72 East Main Street in Webster, MA on Saturday, November 5, 2022. A brief open mic will start at 2 p.m. followed by the featured reading. Copies […]

Humor 101 Teaching Series with Joe Fusco Jr.

Worcester Senior Center 128 Providence St, Worcester, MA, United States

Worcester's Humorist/poet Joe Fusco Jr. hosts 'Humor 101," a four-class deep-dive into the history of comedy featuring such iconic characters as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, The Three Stooges, Rodney Dangerfield, Phillis Diller, Richard Pryor, David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Mel Brooks, etc. We'll explore slapstick, stand-up, topical, observational, and improvisational humor. Classes are four […]