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 (coordinator), Mary McCusker, Maureen McElroy, and Vivienne Shalom. The readings take place on Thursdays at 7:00 pm and are free. Refreshments are provided and voluntary donations are welcome.  

For several years, the readings had been held on Zoom. This continues (hybrid), and happily this fall, Rozzie Reads Poetry will again be live in the community room at Roslindale House (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. For more information and for the Zoom link,  contact Holly Guran  – no later than 6:30 PM on the day of the reading.

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                      September 21, 2023  Thursday, at 7:00 PM   

David Surette – biography coming soon 

Lynne Viti – biography coming soon

Upcoming Readings

September 21, 2023 – David Surette and Lynne Viti
October 19, 2023     –   Peter Crowley and Frances Donovan
November 16, 2023  – Adam Scheffler and Amanda Shea
January 18, 2024     –   Barbara Carlson and Ewa Chrusciel  – Zoom only
February 15, 2024    –  TBA
March 21, 2024     –     Maureen McElroy and TBA
April 18, 2024       –      Jason Tandon and TBA
May 16, 2024         –     TBA
June 20, 2024        –     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.