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

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                     February 22, 2018,   Friday, at 7:30 PM

                          Robert Carr

Robert Carr is the author of “Amaranth” a chapbook published in 2016 by Indolent Books. His poetry has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, the Sonora Review, Kettle Blue Review, Radius Literary Magazine, Pretty Owl Poetry, The Good Men Project and other publications. He lives with his husband Stephen in Malden, Massachusetts, and serves as an associate poetry editor for Indolent Books. Poetry, book reviews, and upcoming events can be found at

                          Mary McCusker

Mary McCusker is inspired by the intersection of the visual and the written word.  She has written on Styrofoam, branches, sticks and toothpicks, and frequently includes words as the starting point for the visual or places them later as if they are finding a home in the image. She has been published in A Patchwork Journal and in “The Uninvited Muse – Four Women Artists Respond to Breast Cancer and Surviving, Poems in Celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day.”                        

2017-2018 Season  

                         September 28, 2017 November 2, 2017
                          Special Tribute to Marc Widershien   Simone John
                          D’Anna Fortunato and Gregory Hall   Ruby Poltrak
                        November 30, 2017 January 25, 2018
                          Julie McVay   Molly Bennett
                         Michael Todd Steffen   Paul Hostovsky
                        February 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
                         Robert Carr   Nausheen Eusuf
                         Mary McCusker   Paula Bonnell
                        April 26, 2018 May 24, 2018
                          collaboration with Friends   TBA
                          of the Library    TBA


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.