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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Biographies of Our Next Readers
March 22, 2018, Friday, at 7:30 PM
Paula Bonnell’s poems have appeared in APR, Rattle, _pillway, and The Women’s Review of Books, among others. Her new chapbook tales retold follows three collections: Airs & Voices, selected by Mark Jarman as a Ciardi Prize winner; Before the Alphabet, a free- verse story of a child’s kindergarten year; and Message, a hard-cover debut collection. Her fiction has received a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project award and been published in The Kansas City Star Sunday Magazine and the Chapel Hill Village Advocate. She is a PEN New England Discovery writer.
Nausheen Eusuf is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University and a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry Daily, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, PN Review, Literary Imagination, and World Literature Today, and has been selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2018. Her first full-length collection Not Elegy, But Eros was recently published by NYQ Books (US) and Bengal Lights Books (Bangladesh).
|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||Paula Bonnell|
|Mary McCusker||Nausheen Eusuf|
|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.