During Roslindale’s last Summer Stroll event of the season on August 2, residents and visitors shouldn’t be surprised if they stumble upon groups of people reciting their favorite poems.
In its first-ever event, Rozzie Reads Poetry will have three groups of volunteer performers staged near restaurants and shops between 7 and 8 p.m. reading or reciting poetry in a “public display that celebrates literacy and the humanities,” according to a statement.
“We hope that this will become a regular event,” says the group, which is part of the Friends of Roslindale Branch library. Anyone can sign up to participate. “You don’t need any special skills or experience and this is a really fun way to combine your love for poetry, performance and Roslindale!”
In addition to the poetry readings and special events in various shops and restaurants, Roslindale Village will be a hub of activity, with face-painting, balloons, arts and crafts, and an open air concert featuring The Brothers McMahon in Adams Park. As always during the Summer Stroll, local businesses offer discounts and deals. Several shops are offering food or wine tastings, as well as picnic-type foods to take to the park.