The 2nd Annual Ellen Art Show  is hosted, produced, promoted, and curated by Renda Writer.  (

Renda Writer is a professional event host and producer of art and music events in South Florida.  He has almost 8 years experience and over 2,000 events and shows to his credit, including group art shows, themed art shows, CD release parties, magazine release parties, variety shows, comedy showcases, poetry showcases, poetry slams, cruise ship variety shows, charity fund raisers, hip-hop shows, live art shows, poetry readings, battle of the bands shows, book release parties, author showcases, and demo critique nights, 

Renda Writer is also a poet, and his goal and dream ever since 2007 has been to perform his original poem, "Half Hearted," on The Ellen Degeneres Show.  For more information and to show your support of Renda's dream by signing his online petition, please visit or click the image below.

The official video for "Half Hearted," performed in Central Park, the place that inspired Renda to write the poem.

Renda Writer performing "Half Hearted" on "South Florida Today " on NBC 6 Miami and being interviewed by television personality Roxanne Vargas about "The 1st Annual Ellen Art Show."

News segment about Renda Writer on the West Palm Beach NBC affiliate station, WPTV Channel 5.  It aired right after The Ellen Degeneres Show on September 14th, 2011, the third day of her ninth season.

Recorded and produced music version of "Half Hearted," featuring classical guitarist, Nicholas Ciraldo.  This version appears on both of Renda's independent full length releases, "Eclectic Poetic" (2006) and "Workaholic" (2011).

Renda Writer performing "I Am Alive" on WSFL.

Mums, poet and actor from HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and the HBO series, "Oz" saying that he wants to see Renda Writer on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Renda Writer performing "Half Hearted" and being introduced by 3x HBO Def Poet, Gemineye at "The Inspired Word," a bi-weekly open mic event in New York City presented by Michael Geffner

PICTURED ABOVE:  "Half Hearted" (pencil on coffee stained paper) by Carlos Solano ( This piece will be exhibited, along with 54+ portraits of Ellen Degeneres that are being sold to benefit The Trevor Project (, as part of "The 2nd Annual Ellen Art Show" on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 (6pm-2am) at The Terrell Moore Gallery ( Entry: $5 Suggested Donation. "Half Hearted" is also the name of the poem that Renda Writer is trying to perform on The Ellen Degeneres Show. It was written while watching the swans swimming around in a lake in New York City's Central Park and reflecting on the importance of love. To see the official video for the poem, filmed in Central Park, click here:

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