Takoma Park to Host “Wellspring of Poetry” Reading

Takoma Park will host a “Wellspring of Poetry” reading on June 1, city officials announced.

Four local poets will present a wide range of their work during the free event, which will take place at 7 p.m. on June 1 at the Takoma Park Community Center, located at 7500 Maple Ave.

The poets featured in the reading include Claudia Gary, Brendan Kennedy, Neha Misra, and Pamela Murray Winters:

Claudia Gary teaches poetry workshops at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda and is the author of several chapbooks and a full-length collection of poetry titled Humor Me. She also is a health science writer, a visual artist, and a composer of tonal chamber music and art songs.

Brendan Edward Kennedy is a poet, voiceover artist, and actor who studied poetry at the University of Maryland. He also is a company member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore.

Neha Misra is a first-generation immigrant poet, contemporary eco-folk artist, and award-winning climate justice advocate. Her multi-disciplinary Earth wisdom-centered creative studio uses the transformative power of art to build bridges between our private, collective, and planetary healing.

Pamela Murray Winters is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she has received two Maryland State Arts Council artist awards. Her first book The Unbeckonable Bird was published in 2018.

The poetry reading is part of the Takoma Park Arts series of art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry readings, concerts, and theater and dance performances, organized by the City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division.

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