Events

Springing Forward

Spindleworks

Its Spring! And BOY ARE WE READY. There are lots of exciting things going on in the coming months so please scroll all the way to get all the info! We hope you will join us in bringing in this much anticipated warmer season.

What: Open Mike Night
When:  April 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

In honor of National Poetry Month, Thursday April.30th will be Brunswick’s designated Poem In Your Pocket Day. Short poems and stickers will be distributed throughout the town. Community members are encouraged to put a favorite  poem in their pocket, wear a sticker with the logo, and share poems with each other.  In the evening, people of all ages are invited to  listen to featured poets, read their own poem and celebrate the magic of poetry. Spindleworks artists have made the posters for Poem in your Pocket Day, and will join the community to read poems they have been working on this past month.

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Projects

Being heard, feeling grateful.

Spindleworks

Nan Ross founded Spindleworks with the hopes of helping those with disabilities find a voice through art. She wanted their fears, dreams, ideas, and opinions to be heard. Almost 40 years later, we are still striving towards that goal; while we support their creative expression we also encourage the artists to speak up and get involved, and we work to engage the community in listening and learning. We have spent the last few months in particular trying to get the word out about the proposed changes to funding that will be implemented next year and pose a major threat to our parent agency, Independence Association. This week, as we have started to hear cardinals, their clear voices cutting through the sleepy mornings, we are also feeling heard by the community in a new surge of support. Last week we received a check from a group of students from Brunswick Junior High School who won a “penny slam” and decided to donate the winnings to Spindleworks. Our friends at Toad & Co are having a warehouse sale, part of the proceeds of which will be donated to Spindleworks (find out more here).

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