Rozzie Reads Poetry

Rozzie Reads Poetry

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Danielle Legros GeorgesOpen Mic: Poets of Color
Thursday, April 27, 7 pm, Roslindale House

Featured Poet: Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges

Rozzie Reads Poetry will host a special open mic featuring Danielle Legros Georges reading her own work and members of the Friends will read works by other poets of color.

Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of academic interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation. A writer and poet, Legros Georges has been widely recognized a variety of recognition for her work with and recent literary awards such as the 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Poetry; the 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist in Poetry; Lesley University Faculty Development Grants; and a 2013 Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowship/Andrew W. Mellon Grant.

Poetry Workshop with Anastasia Vassos
Saturdays, April 22, 29 & May 6, 13, Noon – 1:45 pm

We will work in a safe, constructive environment to discuss matters of craft, to read your poems and offer encouragement and suggestions.  We will consider the work of other poets to enhance our understanding of what makes a good poem.  Poetry prompts will be provided to stimulate your creativity.  Please bring a poem you have written to the first class.  Contact Vassos at a_vassos@yahoo.com to register.