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, November, January, February, March, April, May, and June. 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
*** Due to Covid-19 concerns, the January 20th event has been converted to Zoom. To participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ***
Biographies of Our Next Readers
January 20, 2022 Thursday, at 7:00 PM
Denise Bergman is the author of five poetry books.
Published in 2021, The Shape of the Keyhole is about a
woman falsely accused and hanged for murder. Three
Hands None unravels assault and its aftermath. A Woman in
Pieces Crossed a Sea dismantles the symbolism of the
Statue of Liberty. The Telling explores a child refugee’s
lifelong secret. And Seeing Annie Sullivan explores the
early life of Helen Keller’s teacher.
Lloyd Schwartz is Poet Laureate of Somerville, Frederick
S. Troy Professor of English Emeritus at UMass Boston,
an editor of Elizabeth Bishop, and an arts critic for NPR’s
Fresh Air and WBUR. He’s been awarded NEA,
Guggenheim, and Academy of American Poets
fellowships in poetry and a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
His latest book is Who’s on First?—New and Selected
|September 16, 2021||October 21, 2021|
|Susan Donnelly||Krysten Hill|
|James R. Whitley||Christine Tierney|
|November 18, 2021||January 20, 2022|
|Matthew Henry||Denise Bergman|
|Connie Norgren||Lloyd Schwartz|
|February 17, 2022||March 17, 2022|
|April 21, 2022||May 19, 2022|
June 16, 2022
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.