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Weave & Spin Open Mic

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Weave & Spin is not your run-of-the-mill open mic. It’s a safe space for all humans 18+ to share tales of life: from joy to trauma, from hilarity to drama. If you are a poet, storyteller, or musician, bring your truth. Each month will showcase one featured artist followed by an open mic. We particularly invite BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and anyone else who has waited too long to be heard.

Every 2nd Wednesday, 7-9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Eno Arts Mill Gallery
Free admission, cash bar
Must be 18 to enter and participate


June 12 Featured Artist: FAITH S. HOLSAERT

Faith S. Holsaert (born 1943) is an American educator and activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Holsaert was born in New York City in 1943.She was raised by her Jewish mother, Eunice Spellman Holsaert, who was divorced, and her female African American music teacher, Charity Abigail Bailey, in the same household, in Greenwich Village. Being brought up in a biracial household, headed by two mother-figures, she was raised in the midst much unrest and disapproval from those around her. She volunteered for the Harlem Brotherhood Group and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as a teenager. She matriculated to Barnard University in 1961, when she first participated in a sit-in in Crisfield, Maryland to protest racial segregation. She was arrested at the sit-in. She registered voters in Terrell County, Georgia in 1962. She also volunteered for the Brown Berets. She resides in Durham, North Carolina.

As a white, woman activist of organizations and movements such as SNCC (student nonviolent coordinating committee), women’s rights, LGBT community, Faith has come across several hardships throughout the course of her life and is still seen to be very active in the community. She has a collection of letters and papers written, documenting her experiences and actions as an activist, called the “Faith Holsaert Papers”.

Learn more about the inspiration behind Weave & Spin here. For more information, please contact Morrow Dowdle at morrowdowdlepoetry@gmail.com.