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 email@example.com
Biographies of Our Next Readers
January 25, 2018, Friday, at 7:30 PM
Molly Mattfield Bennett, author of Name the Glory (2010) and Point-No-Point (2016), has published in the journals Knock, Constellations, Ibbetson Street, Off the Coast, Wilderness House Review and Bagels With the Bards. She teaches young children and their teachers, has raised daughters, is a Unitarian minister’s wife and leads a writing group. An active participant in the Boston poetry community, she read at BPL during the Boston National Poetry Month Festival and at the Jeff Male Memorial Reading at the William Joiner Institute.
Paul Hostovsky is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently, Is That What That Is (FutureCycle Press, 2017). His work has appeared in Poetry, Passages North, Carolina Quarterly, Shenandoah, Bellevue Literary Review, Poetry East, The Sun, and many other magazines and anthologies. He has won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net awards, and has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and the Writer’s Almanac. He makes his living in Boston as a sign language interpreter at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
|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|
|Mary McCusker||Nausheen Eusuf|
|James Whitley||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.