Jamaica Pond Poets
Metaphorically speaking....since 1995
Readings at Rozzie Reads with directions

Rozzie Reads

Rozzie Reads is a free literary reading series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library, usually on the third Thursday of the month, in October, December,January, March, and May. The events take place in the community room at Roslindale House at 7:00 PM (for map and directions, see below). The operating committee members are Steve Babcock, Dorothy Derifield, Holly Guran, Mary McCusker, and Vivienne Shalom.    

There are two readers, followed by an open mike. Free refreshments. Open to all. Please join us. For more information, contact dorothy.derifield@gmail.com

Biographies of Our Next Readers

November 30, Thursday,  at 7:00 PM

Julie McVay

Julie McVay grew up in a family who valued words and music.  Her father was a poet and songwriter in rural Indiana.  As an adult she has studied with Ottone Riccio at Boston Center for Adult Education and Jackie Lee at Brookline Center for Adult Education.  As a proponent of peer education, she has participated in and has learned with local writing support groups.  


Michael Todd Steffen

Partner, Orchard Day Moon, Michael Todd Steffen's first book, was published in April 2014 by Cervena Barva Press. His poems and articles have appeared in a variety of publications and public spaces including The Boston Globe, Connecticut ReviewPoem (Huntsville), Taos Journal, Ibbetson Street and in the window of the Grolier Poetry Bookshop  

2017-2018 Season  

September 28, 2017 November 2, 2017
  Special Tribute to Marc Widershien
  Simone John
  D'Anna Fortunato & Gregory Hall   Ruby Poltorak
November 30, 2017 January 25, 2018
  Julie McVay   Molly Bennett
  Michael Todd Steffen   Paul Hostovsky
February 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
  Mary McCusker   Nausheen Eusuf
  James Whitley   Paula Bonnell
April 26, 2018 May 24, 2018

   collaboration with Friends

   of the Library   


Getting to Roslindale House, located at 120 Poplar Street

From Roslindale Square at the Library, go down Poplar Street. The entrance to Roslindale House is about 100 yards past the first corner (Florence Street) on the left. There is generally ample on-street parking on both Florence Street and Poplar street. Please do not park in the Roslindale House parking lot.



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