Events

Healing is impossible in loneliness: it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.
- Wendell Berry

Upcoming Events:

April, 2012 National Poetry Month – Kefa Cafe in downtown Silver Spring will dedicate their  Space 7:10 to Words as Legacy.  Watch this site for more information.

April 13 – June 9, 2012Words as Legacy – A Leaf of Knowledge exhibition at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.  This work, inspired by Brendan and his poetry, is one of three exhibits featured in Fluid: Rhythm, Transitions & Connections —  a show with artists Lisa Hill, Rebecca Kamen and Francie Hester.  The exhibit will also include music composed by Mattson.  Opening reception is Friday, April 13, 2012, 7-9 pm. You can be part of this exhibit by knitting a panel of yarn.  Click here for knitting information.

April 28,  10 am -3pm  Poetry Writing Workshop:“Finding our Voices, Telling our Stories
May 12   3:30pm – Artist Talk, Words as Legacy – a Leaf of Knowledge, also at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.  

May 27, 2012  Reading at the Writers Center in Bethesda.  Come hear Brendan’s poetry at that of two other Finishing Line Press Poets, Kathy Staudt and Margaret Ingraham

Read more about recent events

February 16, 2012, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Takoma Park Third Thursday Poetry Series – Reading from The Summer Becomes Absurd.   Click here to see the rebroadcast of the evening.  Poet and Journalist Joshua Gray reviews the evening.   Read about it here.

September 21 – October 9, 2011:  ArtPrize – a unique international art competition in Grand Rapids Michigan. Click here to see more about the Words as Legacy exhibit.


July 26, 2011  NPR On Point featured a show on Brendan and his friends, listen to “Grief, Friendship and Remembrance”.

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May 22 and June 26, 2011  Open Studio: Click here to see pictures from the May Open House. Thanks to all that came.

March 30, 2011 Benefit Concert for the Brendan Ogg Memorial Fund at Albert Einstein High School,  Click here for pictures.

April 17, 2011 The International Day of the Book, Kensington, MD – local authors and poets in a celebration of writing as part of this day long street festival in Old Town,  Kensington.    A chance to browse, read, or recite.   Click here for information.

May 1, 2011 DC Race for Hope –  one of the largest national fundraisers to benefit the brain tumor community.   This 5K Run/Walk in the nation’s capital is open to everyone, and is a fun way to join forces in the fight against brain tumors. The Race funds research and support services for those affected by this disease. Proceeds benefit National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.  Go Team Hopkins!