Rozzie Reads Poetry

Rozzie Reads Poetry is a long-running monthly poetry series sponsored by the Friends of the Roslindale Library. The series is organized by a committee which includes Steve Babcock, Dorothy Derifield, Holly Guran, Mary McCusker, Maureen  McElroy (coordinator), and Vivienne Shalom. The readings take place at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month from September-June (with a break in December) in the Community Room at Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA. (For map and directions, see below.)

At each reading there are two featured poets, followed by a lively open mic. Many find
this a comfortable place to try out their recent work. The events are free, but voluntary contributions are welcome. Refreshments are provided. For more information, contact Maureen McElroy (

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

  September 19, 2025- Thursday, at 7:00 PM 

Holly Guran – biography coming soon

Will C. – biography coming soon

Upcoming Readings

            October 17, 2024 – Wheatley at 250, Danielle Legros Georges, et. al. 

            November 21, 2024 – Charles Coe and Jennifer Markell*

             January 16, 2025 – Wendy Drexler and Gary Whitehead

             February 20, 2025 – Tom Laughlin and Deana Tavares

             March 20, 2025 – Linda Carney Goodrich and Toni Bee

             April 17, 2025 – Mary Bonina and Mark Pawlak

             May 15, 2025 – Anne Pluto and Richard Waring

*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.