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Tuesday, December 17
 

7:00pm

Poetry of the Season
The WCPA celebrates the Poetry of the Season on Tuesday, December 17, at 19 Carter in Berlin.  Gary Hoare and Ted Blackler will read two winter classics; Dylan Thomas' "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" and Beatrix Potters' "The Tailor of Gloucester", following a community open reading.  Bring winter-themed writing to share; it can be your work or that of someone else.
 
This event is free and open to the public.

Readers/Speakers


Tuesday December 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
19 Carter 19 Carter Street, Berlin, MA 01503
 
Sunday, December 29
 

7:00pm

Curt Curtin @ Listen! a poetry reading
Curt Curtin will present work from Curt's first full-length book of poetry, titled "For Art's Sake." Due to his low vision, Curt will introduce his poems which will be read by his wife, Dee.)

David Macpherson hosts a poetry open reading to kick off the night.

Readers/Speakers
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Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place... Read More →

Hosts
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David Macpherson

David Macpherson has been published a bunch of times. One was in Aim for the Head: Zombie Poetry from Write Bloody Press. He has been published 20 times by Every Day Fiction, which means he gets the complimentary EDF Golf Cart (still checking the mail for that puppy to show up... Read More →



Sunday December 29, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nick's Bar & Restaurant 124 Millbury St, Worcester, MA 01610
 
Wednesday, January 8
 

7:00pm

WCPA Board Meeting
Join the board of the Worcester County Poetry Association for our monthly meeting. This is a working meeting, not a poetry reading. We welcome to the respectful input of the poetry community.

Due to the first Wednesday falling on a holiday our board meeting is being held on January 8th this month. It will be a teleconference meeting. Please e-mail wcpaboard@yahoo.com for the call-in details.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how the board supports the rich literary history and creative energy of Central Massachusetts.

Readers/Speakers


 
Sunday, January 26
 

1:00pm

Curt Curtin @ Tatnuck Bookseller
Curt Curtin will present work from his first full-length book of poetry, titled "For Art's Sake."  Due to his low vision, Curt will introduce his poems which will be read by his wife, Dee.)

Readers/Speakers
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Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place... Read More →



Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Tatnuck Bookseller and Cafe 18 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA
 
Tuesday, January 28
 

7:00pm

Thirsty Lab Reading Series: Michael Milligan
The Thirsty Lab Reading Series is on 206 Worcester Road in Princeton, MA 01541. The series began in 2013 and happens the fourth and fifth Tuesdays of every month from 7-9 p.m. There is no open. The reader has the full two hours to use as s/he wishes. Some read two sets of 30-45 minutes. Some bring musicians to play behind the words.  Some use part of the time for a workshop session and discussion. There is usually a bottle of wine to share, some home baked treats, great discussion and a poetically intelligent audience.

Readers/Speakers

Tuesday January 28, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
206 Worcester Road 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA 01541

7:00pm

The Poetorium at Starlite Reading Series & Open Mic Featuring Richard H. Fox
Please join us on January 28th for 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 poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our featured poet Richard H. Fox (Author of Time Bomb, Wandering in Puzzle Boxes, You're My Favorite Horse, and The Complete Uncle Louie Poems), followed by a poetry reading by our feature, a 10-minute tribute to a dead poet by a guest reader, a short intermission, and then the open mic (with 5-minute slots for each reader). Admission is free (but a hat will be passed to pay our features)


Co-Founder / Co-Host
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Paul Szlosek

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
avatar for Ron Whittle

Ron Whittle

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
Ron Whittle, a lifetime resident of Massachusetts, was born in Worcester in 1947 and raised and educated in his home town of Shrewsbury. Further education came by way of the U.S. Navy, Vietnam, the Apollo 13 recovery team, and 45 years of family living. Ron divides his time between... Read More →

Readers/Speakers
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Richard Fox

Richard H. Fox dreams three-decker rainbows encircle The Woo. When not writing about rock ’n roll or youthful transgressions, his poems focus on cancer from the patient’s point of view drawing on hope, humor, and unforeseen gifts. He is the author of three poetry collections: Time... Read More →



Tuesday January 28, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Starlite Bar & Gallery 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA, USA
 
Wednesday, February 5
 

7:00pm

WCPA Board Meeting
Join the board of the Worcester County Poetry Association for our monthly meeting. This is a working meeting, not a poetry reading. We welcome to the respectful input of the poetry community.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how the board supports the rich literary history and creative energy of Central Massachusetts.

If you would like to join the conference call, please e-mail wcpaboard @ yahoo.com for the call-in details.

#poetryofworcestercounty




 
Saturday, February 8
 

2:00pm

Curt Curtin @ Annie's Book Stop
Curt Curtin will present work from his first full-length book of poetry, titled "For Art's Sake."  Due to his low vision, Curt will introduce his poems which will be read by his wife, Dee.)

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Annie's Book Stop (Worcester) 65 James Street, Worcester, MA 01603
 
Tuesday, February 11
 

TBA

Inaugural Michael True Memorial Poetry Reading
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Assumption College and the Worcester County Poetry Association.

Readers/Speakers

 
Thursday, February 20
 

6:00pm

Poetic Forms Writing Workshop led by Paul Szlosek
Learn how to write the anagrammatic selfie and its closely related French cousin the beau present in this free hour-long writing workshop for writers of all levels of experience (novice to expert) taught by local poet Paul Szlosek. Please bring a notebook and a pen or pencil to write with (Handouts will be provided). Also a smart phone, tablet, laptop or any device that can access the internet is recommend to take advantage of online resources that will help with writing your poems. About the Instructor - Paul Szlosek is a co-founder and host of both the former long-running Poet’s Parlor poetry venue  and the recently-created open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite in Southbridge, MA, is a past recipient of the Jacob Knight Award for Poetry, and have taught poetry workshops in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum,the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. His poems have appeared in various local publications including the Worcester Review, Worcester Magazine, Sahara, Concrete Wolf, and Diner.He is probably best known in the Worcester area poetry community for his fanatical obsession with obscure poetry forms, and has invented his own including the ziggurat, the streetbeatina, and (most recently) the hodgenelle which he shares on his blog Paul’s Poetry Playground at playground.poetry.blog.




Readers/Speakers
avatar for Paul Szlosek

Paul Szlosek

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite


Thursday February 20, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bedlam Book Cafe 138 Greet St, Suite 1, Worcester, MA
 
Saturday, February 22
 

7:00pm

Curt Curt @ the Fourth Saturday Open Mic
The Fourth Saturday Open Mic meets at Barnes & Noble on Lincoln Street in Worcester. Open mic at 7 pm, featured poets to follow. This month Curt Curtin will present work from his first full-length book of poetry, titled "For Art's Sake." Due to his low vision, Curt will introduce his poems which will be read by his wife, Dee.

After the featured poets read the gathered poetry lovers adjourn to the in-store coffee shop and chat about whatever comes up until management pushes us out the door at closing -- at about 10 pm. Please join us.

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place... Read More →

Hosts


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Worcester) 541 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA
 
Sunday, February 23
 

TBA

Worcester County Poetry Association Annual Meeting
Worcester County Poetry Association Annual Meeting with featured poet Maudelle Driskell, executive director of The Frost Place in NH. Business meeting and refreshments to follow.

Readers/Speakers

Sunday February 23, 2020 TBA
First Unitarian Church, Worcester
 
Tuesday, February 25
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Reading Series: John Hodgen
The Thirsty Lab Reading Series on 206 Worcester Road in Princeton, MA 01541. The series began in 2013 and happens the fourth and fifth Tuesdays of every month from 7-9 p.m. There is no open. The reader has the full two hours to use as s/he wishes. Some read two sets of 30-45 minutes. Some bring musicians to play behind the words.  Some use part of the time for a workshop session and discussion. There is usually a bottle of wine to share, some home baked treats, great discussion and a poetically intelligent audience. A list of readers scheduled for 2020 follows:
 
2020
 
January 28                                                     Michael Milligan
February 25                                                  John Hodgen
March 24                                                       Jenith Charpentier
March 31                                                       Jeffrey Levine
April 28                                                          Patrick Donnelly
May 26                                                           Kathleen Fagley
June 23                                                          Sarah St. George
June 30                                                          Susan Roney-O’Brien
July 28                                                           Susan Boucher
August 25                                                      Richard Fox
September 22                                              Elizabeth McKim
September 29                                              Heather McPherson
October 27                                                     Bruce Galli
November 24                                                 David Surette

Readers/Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
206 Worcester Road 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA 01541

7:00pm

The Poetorium at Starlite Reading Series & Open Mic Featuring Ron Whittle
Please join us on February 25th for our monthly open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite hosted by Paul Szlosek.. It will be a full evening of poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our featured poet Ron Whittle (Author of Goodbye Again, Postcards From a War Zone, & In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Grandson), followed by a poetry reading by our feature, a 10-minute tribute to a dead poet by a guest reader, a short intermission, and then the open mic (with 5-minute slots for each reader). Admission is free (but a hat will be passed to pay our features)

Co-Founder / Co-Host
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Paul Szlosek

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Ron Whittle

Ron Whittle

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
Ron Whittle, a lifetime resident of Massachusetts, was born in Worcester in 1947 and raised and educated in his home town of Shrewsbury. Further education came by way of the U.S. Navy, Vietnam, the Apollo 13 recovery team, and 45 years of family living. Ron divides his time between... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Starlite Bar & Gallery 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA, USA
 
Friday, February 28
 

7:00pm

Poetry Reading with Paul Szlosek and Eve Rifkah
Join us for this special reading of two local Worcester poets.

Paul Szlosek is a co-founder and host of both the former long-running Poet’s Parlor poetry venue and the recently-created open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite in Southbridge, MA, is a past recipient of the Jacob Knight Award for Poetry, and have taught poetry workshops in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum,the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. His poems have appeared in various local publications including the Worcester Review, Worcester Magazine, Sahara, Concrete Wolf, and Diner.He is probably best known in the Worcester area poetry community for his fanatical obsession with obscure poetry forms, and has invented his own including the ziggurat, the streetbeatina, and (most recently) the hodgenelle which he shares on his blog Paul’s Poetry Playground at playground.poetry.blog.


Eve Rifkah is author of “Dear Suzanne” (WordTech Communications, 2010) and “Outcasts the Penikese Leper Hospital 1905-1921” (Little Pear Press, 2010). Chapbook “Scar Tissue”, (Finishing Line Press, 2017), “At the Leprosarium” 2003 winner of the Revelever Chapbook Contest.




Readers/Speakers
avatar for Paul Szlosek

Paul Szlosek

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite


Friday February 28, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedlam Book Cafe 138 Greet St, Suite 1, Worcester, MA
 
Saturday, February 29
 

2:00pm

Open Mic Poetry
Bring original or favorite poetry to share in a round robin style. Free and open to the public. Space is limited. To sign up to read call 508-949-6232 or email deb@bookloversgourmet.com


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
Wednesday, March 4
 

7:00pm

WCPA Board Meeting for March 2020
Join the board of the Worcester County Poetry Association for our monthly meeting. This is a working meeting, not a poetry reading. We welcome to the respectful input of the poetry community.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how the board supports the rich literary history and creative energy of Central Massachusetts.

#poetryofworcestercounty



Readers/Speakers


 
Friday, March 6
 

7:00pm

Deep Thoughts Poetry Open Mic (first Friday of every month)
Join us the first Friday of every month for an open mic poetry reading. Arrive at 6:30 to sign up for a 5-minute slot, and grab something to drink or snack on at the cafe. Reading starts promptly at 7.




Friday March 6, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedlam Book Cafe 138 Greet St, Suite 1, Worcester, MA
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

6:00pm

Curt Curtin and Judy Ferrara
Worcester poets Judy Ferrara and Curt Curtin will read their work.

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place... Read More →

Hosts

Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedlam Book Cafe 138 Greet St, Suite 1, Worcester, MA

7:00pm

Poetry Reading with Curt Curtin and Judy Ferrara
Join us for an evening of poetry with two local Worcester poets, Curt Curtin and Judith Ferrara.

Curt Curtin will be reading from his newly published book "For Art's Sake." Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place in the annual contest of the Connecticut Poetry Society, and two other poems were selected for publication in an Irish anthology, Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets, released in October 2019 by Dedalus Press. Curt has been a featured reader in many poetry venues in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and once in Limerick, Ireland. He also taught college English and creative writing at Westfield State University for 20 years. For Art’s Sake is his first full-length collection.

Writer and visual artist Judith Ferrara lives in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2003, she received
a Creative Arts Fellowship from the Worcester Cultural Commission/Massachusetts Cultural
Council to work on her artist’s book, RECIPROCITY: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. Her poetry and
essays have been published in three collections: GESTURES OF TREES (2000), A BRUSH WITH
WORDS (2013) and THE LITTLE O, THE EARTH: TRAVEL JOURNALS, ART & POEMS (2015), and in journals such as the black fly review, The Comstock Review, The Portland Review Literary
Journal, GSU Review and The Worcester Review. In 2009, she began a study of poet Stanley
Kunitz and continues to do research on his life and poems. In 2018, Ferrara received the Stanley
Kunitz Medal for her lifelong contributions to poetry. Since 1998, Ferrara’s art has been shown
in group and solo exhibitions. Please visit www.PaletteAndPen.com to see more of her artwork
and read the complete collection of Judy’s Journals, a monthly blog about the creative process,
which she has written since 2004.




Readers/Speakers
avatar for Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin

Curt Curtin is a lifelong poet with three self-produced chapbooks and many individual poems appearing in journals and other publications. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award and in 2010 received the Frank O’Hara award for poetry. In 2019 he won second place... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedlam Book Cafe 138 Greet St, Suite 1, Worcester, MA
 
Tuesday, March 24
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Reading Series: Jenith Charpentier
The Thirsty Lab Reading Series on 206 Worcester Road in Princeton, MA 01541. The series began in 2013 and happens the fourth and fifth Tuesdays of every month from 7-9 p.m. There is no open. The reader has the full two hours to use as s/he wishes. Some read two sets of 30-45 minutes. Some bring musicians to play behind the words.  Some use part of the time for a workshop session and discussion. There is usually a bottle of wine to share, some home baked treats, great discussion and a poetically intelligent audience. A list of readers scheduled for 2020 follows:
 
2020
 
January 28                                                     Michael Milligan
February 25                                                  John Hodgen
March 24                                                       Jenith Charpentier
March 31                                                       Jeffrey Levine
April 28                                                          Patrick Donnelly
May 26                                                           Kathleen Fagley
June 23                                                          Sarah St. George
June 30                                                          Susan Roney-O’Brien
July 28                               Susan Boucher
August 25                                                      Richard Fox
September 22                                              Elizabeth McKim
September 29                                              Heather McPherson
October 27                                                     Bruce Galli
November 24                             David Surette

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Jenith Charpentier

Jenith Charpentier

Jenith Charpentier is the author of three chapbooks, Bending the Water Between Us (2011), Bad at Gravity (2013), and 5 Poems by Jenith Charpentier (Damfino Press, 2015). She represented Worcester's Poets Asylum at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and as a member of the 2013 National... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
206 Worcester Road 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA 01541
 
Wednesday, March 25
 

7:00pm

Poetry Reading with Jason Tandon
Join us for Jason Tandon's reading of his new book of poetry, The Actual World. Born in Hartford, CT in 1975, Jason Tandon is the author of four books of poetry, including The Actual World, Quality of Life, and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award from Black Lawrence Press. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, AGNI Online, Barrow Street, and Esquire, among others. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Middlebury College, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Charles Simic. Since 2008, he has taught in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.

Readers/Speakers

Wednesday March 25, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedlam Book Cafe 138 Greet St, Suite 1, Worcester, MA
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Reading Series: Jeffrey Levine
The Thirsty Lab Reading Series on 206 Worcester Road in Princeton, MA 01541. The series began in 2013 and happens the fourth and fifth Tuesdays of every month from 7-9 p.m. There is no open. The reader has the full two hours to use as s/he wishes. Some read two sets of 30-45 minutes. Some bring musicians to play behind the words.  Some use part of the time for a workshop session and discussion. There is usually a bottle of wine to share, some home baked treats, great discussion and a poetically intelligent audience. A list of readers scheduled for 2020 follows:
 
2020
 
January 28                                                     Michael Milligan
February 25                                                  John Hodgen
March 24                                                       Jenith Charpentier
March 31                                                       Jeffrey Levine
April 28                                                          Patrick Donnelly
May 26                                                           Kathleen Fagley
June 23                                                          Sarah St. George
June 30                                                          Susan Roney-O’Brien
July 28                               Susan Boucher
August 25                                                      Richard Fox
September 22                                              Elizabeth McKim
September 29                                              Heather McPherson
October 27                                                     Bruce Galli
November 24                             David Surette

Readers/Speakers

Tuesday March 31, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
206 Worcester Road 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA 01541

7:00pm

CANCELED: The Poetorium at Starlite Reading Series & Open Mic Featuring Jonathan Andersen
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS!
However our previously announced feature Jonathan Andersen has been rescheduled for October 27th.

For more information, please contact us at poetorium@protonmail.com

Co-Founder / Co-Host
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Paul Szlosek

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
avatar for Ron Whittle

Ron Whittle

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
Ron Whittle, a lifetime resident of Massachusetts, was born in Worcester in 1947 and raised and educated in his home town of Shrewsbury. Further education came by way of the U.S. Navy, Vietnam, the Apollo 13 recovery team, and 45 years of family living. Ron divides his time between... Read More →

Readers/Speakers


Tuesday March 31, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Starlite Bar & Gallery 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA, USA
 
Tuesday, April 7
 

6:00pm

Poetry Reading by City of Worcester Poets Laureate Juan Matos and Amina Mohammed
Newly named Poet Laureate Juan Matos and Youth Poet Laureate Amina Mohammed will join us to share their poetry through the lens of life in Worcester. Q & A to follow.
Juan Matos, a retired Worcester Public Schools teacher of 32 years, has written and published 12 poetry books and anthologies, taken part in local and international literary festivals, and founded several literary groups and workshops. Matos has a long record of actively advocating for poetry and the arts.
Youth Poet Laureate Amina Mohammed grew up in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood and has been writing since the eighth grade. She is currently a senior at Holy Name High School.

Readers/Speakers

 
Friday, April 24
 

6:30pm

Beals Prize for Poetry
Ten Finalists will read their work. The top three will receive prize money of $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third.

THE BEALS PRIZE FOR POETRY
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020
Go to bealslibrary.org for more information

 
Tuesday, April 28
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Reading Series: Patrick Donnelly
The Thirsty Lab Reading Series on 206 Worcester Road in Princeton, MA 01541. The series began in 2013 and happens the fourth and fifth Tuesdays of every month from 7-9 p.m. There is no open. The reader has the full two hours to use as s/he wishes. Some read two sets of 30-45 minutes. Some bring musicians to play behind the words.  Some use part of the time for a workshop session and discussion. There is usually a bottle of wine to share, some home baked treats, great discussion and a poetically intelligent audience. A list of readers scheduled for 2020 follows:

2020

January 28 Michael Milligan
February 25 John Hodgen
March 24 Jenith Charpentier
March 31 Jeffrey Levine
April 28 Patrick Donnelly
May 26 Kathleen Fagley
June 23 Sarah St. George
June 30 Susan Roney-O’Brien
July 28 Susan Boucher
August 25 Richard Fox
September 22 Elizabeth McKim
September 29 Heather McPherson
October 27 Bruce Galli
November 24 David Surette


Readers/Speakers

Tuesday April 28, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
206 Worcester Road 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA 01541

7:00pm

CANCELED: The Poetorium at Starlite Reading Series & Open Mic Featuring Eileen Cleary
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS!
However, our previously announced feature Eileen Cleary for this night has been rescheduled to read at the Poetorium at Starlite on November 24th. Hope to see you then!

Please join us on April 28th for 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 poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our featured poet Eileen Cleary (Author of Child Ward of the Commonwealth), followed by a poetry reading by our feature, a 10-minute tribute to a dead poet by a guest reader, a short intermission, and then the open mic (with 5-minute slots for each reader). Admission is free (but a hat will be passed to pay our features)

For more information, please email us at poetorium@protonmail.com

Co-Founder / Co-Host
avatar for Paul Szlosek

Paul Szlosek

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
avatar for Ron Whittle

Ron Whittle

Co-Founder/Co-Host, The Poetorium at Starlite
Ron Whittle, a lifetime resident of Massachusetts, was born in Worcester in 1947 and raised and educated in his home town of Shrewsbury. Further education came by way of the U.S. Navy, Vietnam, the Apollo 13 recovery team, and 45 years of family living. Ron divides his time between... Read More →

Readers/Speakers
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Eileen Cleary

Cofounder of the Lilly Salon in Needham, Eileen Cleary is a nurse and poet, and earned an MFA at Lesley University. Her work has been published in J Journal, Bird's Thumb and Naugatuck River Review. She is a member of Poem Works and the Concord Poetry Workshop. She is on the reading... Read More →



Tuesday April 28, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Starlite Bar & Gallery 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA, USA
 
Sunday, May 17
 

3:30pm

Janet MacFadyen with photographer Stephen Schmidt: Poetry Reading & Slideshow
Local poet Janet MacFayden will be reading from her book of poetry, and her husband Stephen Schmidt will be showing slides of the American Southwest.
We will meet in the upstairs reading room.
The Arms is accessible via the lower level entrance.

Readers/Speakers
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Janet MacFadyen

Managing Editor, Slate Roof Press
Janet is author of four works, most recently Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press 2017) and In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press 2012). Her poetry has been nominated the Forward Prize (UK), and twice for a Pushcart. It has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review... Read More →


Sunday May 17, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Arms Library Main St. & Bridge St. Shelburne Falls
 


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