Published on: Monday, May 22, 2023 Arts & Humanities

"Wellspring of Poetry" Poetry Reading on June 1


Free Event 

Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 pm 

Takoma Park Community Center

7500 Maple Avenue 

Please join us for our next Takoma Park Arts poetry reading where four local poets will share their original work about healing, growth, and enlightenment in various forms. The featured poets 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 Takoma Park Arts series includes free poetry readings, art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, theater, and dance performances at the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue. Please go to for more info and to sign up for our e-newsletter.