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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Biographies of Our Next Readers
May 23, 2019, Thursday, at 7:00 PM
Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (Graywolf Press, 2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, House on Water, House in Air, and Tipping Point (in its second edition). Marchant is also the editor of Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, and founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center in Boston.
Porsha Olayiwola became Poet Laureate of Boston in January 2019. Currently the Artistic Director of MassLEAP, a literary organization serving youth artists, Porsha is also an MFA candidate at Emerson College and a Luminary Fellow at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Her poetry collection is forthcoming from Button Poetry in November 2019. Her credits include the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Championship and the 2015 National Poetry Slam championship.
|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||Fred Marchant|
|Conrad Squires||Porsha Olayiwola|
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.