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 email@example.com
Biographies of Our Next Readers
January 24, 2019, Thursday, at 7:00 PM
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 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.
|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.