Rozzie Reads Poetry
Rozzie Reads Poetry 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 email@example.com
Biographies of Our Next Readers
September 26, 2019, Thursday, at 7:00 PM
Mignon Ariel King
Mignon Ariel King was born in Boston City Hospital, a third-generation New Englander. She writes narrative poetry, memoir, and short fiction; 4 books of her autobiographical pentalogy have been published, two by ALL CAPS PUBLISHING. King is also the publisher of Hidden Charm Press and Tell-Tale Chapbooks. A classically-trained scholar who holds a Master’s in English from Simmons U., Ms. King identifies as a womanist. Her third book of poetry Watermarks: poems found floating on a city river is forthcoming from Nixes Mate Books.
William Orem’s first collection of stories, Zombi, You My Love, won the GLCA New Writers Award. His second collection, Across the River, won the Texas Review Novella Prize. His first novel, Killer of Crying Deer, won the Eric Hoffer Award, and has been optioned for film. His second novel, Miss Lucy, won the Gival Press Novel Award. His first collection of poems, Our Purpose in Speaking, won the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize for 2019, and his short plays have been performed around the country. Currently he is a Senior Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College. Details at williamorem.com.
|September 26, 2019||October 24, 2019|
|Mignon Ariel King||Nausheen Eusuf|
|William Orem||Michael Sherlock|
|November 21, 2019||December 12, 2019|
|Wendy Drexler||New Mission High School Students|
|January 23, 2020||February 27, 2020|
|March 26, 2020||April 23, 2020|
May 28, 2020
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.