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, November, January, February, March, April, May, and June. 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

*** Due to Covid-19 concerns, the February 18th event has been converted to Zoom. To participate, please contact ***

Biographies of Our Next Readers 

                   February 18, 2021  Thursday, at 7:00 PM

Regie Gibson

Biography coming soon

Alexis Ivy

Biography coming soon

       2020-2021 Season  

                         September 17, 2020 October 22, 2020
                          Deana Tavares   Eileen Cleary
                          Ed Meek   Yves Mary Jean
                        November 19, 2020 December, 2020
                          Sandra Lim   No reading
                          Connie Nelson   No reading
                        January 21, 2021 February 18, 2021
                         Alondra Bobadilla (Youth Poet Laureate)   Regie Gibson 
                         Susan Eisenberg   Alexis Ivy
                        March 18, 2021 April 15, 2021
                         Dorothy Derifield   Cammy Thomas
                         Jennifer Jean   Bruce Weigl

                                May 20, 2021                                                                         June 17, 2021

                                  Alan Smith Soto                                                             Wendy Drexler                                                

                                  Lee Varon                                                                          Jose Edmundo Ocampo Reyes


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.