Rozzie Reads Poetry

Rozzie Reads Poetry is a free monthly literary reading series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library, usually on the third Thursday of the month. 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

*** The October 20th reading will be a hybrid – both on Zoom and live (where there will be limited space at Roslindale House). If you wish to join us, email Holly Guran and indicate whether you want to attend in-person or on Zoom .***

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   October 20, 2022  Thursday, at 7:00 PM

Will C – biography coming soon

Jennifer Markell* – biography coming soon

       2022-2023 Season  

                         September 22, 2022 October 20, 2022
                          Art Collins   Will C
                          David Miller*   Jennifer Markell*
                        November 17, 2022 January 19, 2023
                          Martha Collins   Harris Gardner
                          Enzo Silon Surin   Carla Schwartz
                        February 16, 2023 March 16, 2023
                         Tom Daley   Ann Bookman
                         Susanna Kittredge*   TBA
                        April 20, 2023 May 18, 2022
                         Cynthia Bargar   TBA
                         Margot Wizansky   TBA

                                 *member of the Jamaica Pond Poets

        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.