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Tuesday, September 24
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading with Jonathan Blake
Limited Capacity seats available

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series meets on the fourth (and fifth) Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Lab in Princeton. Hosted by Susan Roney-O'Brien, the reading series features area and visiting poets. This month their feature will be Jonathan Blake.


Tuesday September 24, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA
 
Sunday, September 29
 

3:00pm

The Winners’ Reading for the WCPA's 2019 Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize
Join the winners of the WCPA's 2019 Annual Poetry Contest: The Frank O'Hara Prize for a reading of their work and the work of contest judge, Rachel McKibbens. There will be an opportunity to mingle over refreshments as well.

This year's winners include: First Prize - Carolyn Oliver, Second Prize - Jacqueline Morrill, Third Prize - Jennifer Freed, and Honorable Mention - bg Thurston. Contest Chairperson, Bob Gill, will moderate the ceremony.

Contest judge Rachel McKibbens is the author of blud (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), Into the Dark & Emptying Field (Small Doggies Press, 2013) and Pink Elephant(Cypher Books, 2009). McKibbens' is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and the 2009 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion. She co-curates the monthly reading series Poetry & Pie Night with poet Jacob Rakovan in upstate New York, and is the founder of The Pink Door Writing Retreat, an annual event open exclusively to women, femme, trans, gender-variant, and non-binary writers of color. She lives in Rochester, New York.

Please join us for what is always a fun, and inspiring, event.



Sunday September 29, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
First Unitarian Church 90 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608
 
Sunday, October 6
 

2:00pm

Gilgamesh at the Worcester Art Museum
The WCPA is pleased to partner with the Worcester Art Museum to bring the epic of Gilgamesh alive through the work of Sebastian Lockwood.  Join us for this public performance on a Free First Sunday at Worcester Art Museum.

Storyteller and teacher, Sebastian Lockwood tells the great epics: Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Caesar, Beowulf, and Monkey. His studies in Classics and Anthropology at Boston University and Cambridge University in the UK laid the foundation for bringing these great tales into performance. Lockwood's performances are designed to take complex texts and make them accessible and exciting for audiences from 5 to 95. Lockwood has tutored and taught classes in higher education for 25 years

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Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
 
Tuesday, October 22
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading with Polly Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series meets on the fourth (and fifth) Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Lab in Princeton. Hosted by Susan Roney-O'Brien, the reading series features area and visiting poets. This month their feature will be Polly Brown.


Tuesday October 22, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading with Kate Chadbourne
Limited Capacity seats available

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series meets on the fourth (and fifth) Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Lab in Princeton. Hosted by Susan Roney-O'Brien, the reading series features area and visiting poets. This month their feature will be Kate Chadbourne.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA
 
Tuesday, November 26
 

7:00pm

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Reading with Jamie Samdahl
Limited Capacity seats available

The Thirsty Lab Poetry Series meets on the fourth (and fifth) Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Lab in Princeton. Hosted by Susan Roney-O'Brien, the reading series features area and visiting poets. This month their feature will be Jamie Samdahl.


Tuesday November 26, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thirsty Lab 206 Worcester Road, Princeton, MA
 


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