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  hguran@aol.com

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   January 24, 2019,   Thursday, at 7:00 PM

Phyllis Bluhm

Phyllis Bluhm is primarily a painter who works in acrylics, oils, encaustics and also 3 dimensional assemblages. As a physician assistant she worked at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and continues to work in Urgent Care at Harvard Vanguard. She started writing poetry over 40 years ago when getting her masters degree in Art Therapy in Louisville, Kentucky, where she honed her dancing skills and became a founding member of the Louisville Ethnic Dancers which continues to this day.


Frances Donovan

Frances Donovan is the author of the chapbook Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore. Publication credits include Borderlands, Snapdragon, Marathon Literary Review, Gender Focus, and The Writer. She is a certified poet educator with Mass Poetry and reads for Sugar House Review. She once drove a bulldozer in a GLBT Pride parade while wearing a bustier. You can find her climbing hills in Roslindale and online at www.gardenofwords.com


Mary Lou Maloney

Mary Lou Maloney is a poet and former lobbyist for The Arc of Massachusetts, an organization that represents people who are developmentally delayed. She has studied poetry under Barbara Helfgott Hyett and is a member of Poemworks: The Workshop for Publishing Poets. She received her undergraduate degree at Regis College and her Masters at Boston College. Her work has appeared in Constellations, Lit Break, Third Wednesday, and Front  Porch.


                                

2018-2019 Season  

                         September 27, 2018 October 25, 2018
                          Preston Hood   Paula Bonnell
                          Elizabeth Quinlan   Charlot Lucien
                             
                        November 29, 2018 January 24, 2019
                          Mary Buchinger   Roslindale Women Writers
                          Jean Dany   Phyllis Bluhm, Frances Donovan, Mary Lou Maloney
                            
                        February 28, 2019 March 28, 2019
                         Gloria Mindock   Dennis Daly
                         Dzvinia Orlowsky   Krysten Hill
                          
                        April 25, 2019 May 23, 2019
                         Judy Katz-Levine   Wendy Drexler
                         Conrad Squires   Fred Marchant
                           

                                                                         

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.