Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Events at the Inkwell

While the Inkwell undergoes renovations at its new location (445 Main Street), the local clubs will be hosted elsewhere.  Please contact the club leaders for updates.  We will be having our grand re-opening in April, and the clubs will resume at that time.

icon_classes2.gif Every Monday, 9:17 - 9:57 AM
Laughter Yoga
Facilitated by Clare Goodwin
Laughter Yoga is non-political, non-religious, and non-competitive. We laugh for better health, joy and world peace. Attendance is free, and sessions are held Monday mornings in the Inkwell event room. No sessions on holidays that fall on a Monday. Goodwin, a certified Laughter Yoga leader and psychotherapist, explains that, “Laughter Yoga is a physically oriented technique, not a mental practice.” Laughter Yoga is a worldwide social movement.

icon_classes2.gifEvery Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Knitting Circle
Beginners and more advanced knitters are all welcome at this friendly and informal gathering of knitters. The Circle meets weekly in the Inkwell Events room. Start making progress on your ongoing projects! Established by the owners of Sage Fine Gifts & Yarn. Encouragement, ideas, tips, and conversation!

icon_classes2.gifEvery Thursday, 4:00 PM
Spanish Roundtable
Keep your language skills alive by practicing with this friendly group of people interested in the Spanish language and culture. All skill levels are welcome.
The Roundtable meets weekly in the Inkwell Events room. 

icon_classes2.gifSunday, March 7, 21, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Calligraphy Club
This is a combination workshop and club. All levels of calligraphers are welcome. We encourage you to learn at your own pace, and come to meetings when you have the time. You are welcome to work on your own projects, or you may join our explorations of different fonts. We are currently studying italic and copperplate hands. The club meets on the first and third Sundays each month. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call the Inkwell (508)540-0039, or email:info at

icon_classes2.gifSaturdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Independent Writers' Club
Four years strong, the Independent Writers’ Club is free and welcomes new members at every level of writing. Occasionally publishers, editors, authors and other prominent personalities are invited as guest speakers. Participants are asked to read Julia Cameron’s two books: The Artist’s Way and The Right to Write. The Club’s founder and moderator is Madeleine I. Felker, a published author and educator with more than 30 years teaching experience in Boston, Cambridge, and Cape Cod. The Club meets year-round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. 

Events at the Inkwell

BookclubsWednesday, April 7, 5:30 PM
Not the Bestseller Book Club
The Well and the Mine
By Gin Phillips
Public welcome. Our book club was established for two reasons: first to give us (Inkwellians) an excuse to talk to one another about books, and second to highlight lesser known gems that won't appear on bestseller lists. Michelle and Kathleen welcome all readers to join our conversations about books. We’ll be meeting monthly at the Inkwell, and complimentary refreshments will be served.
A novel of warmth and true feeling, The Well and the Mine explores the value of community, charity, family, and hope that we can give each other during a time of hardship.
In a small Alabama coal-mining town during the summer of 1931, nine-year-old Tess Moore sits on her back porch and watches a woman toss a baby into her family’s well without a word. This shocking act of violence sets in motion a chain of events that forces Tess and her older sister Virgie to look beyond their own door and learn the value of kindness and lending a helping hand. As Tess and Virgie try to solve the mystery of the well, an accident puts their seven-year-old brother’s life in danger, forcing the Moore family to come to a new understanding of the power of love and compassion.

BookclubsMonday, April 26, 7:00 PM
Science Fiction Reading Group
Consider Phlebas
By Iain M. Banks
The SF Reading Group has been thriving for over 11 years, and we read a wide variety of both classic and cutting edge science fiction. New members are always welcome.

"Dazzlingly original." - Daily Mail
"Gripping, touching and funny." - TLS
The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender.

BookclubsWednesday, April 28, 1:00 PM
Classics Book Club
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Mark Twain
Anyone is welcome to join. Meetings are held at the Inkwell. Betsy Doud, a retired English teacher, moderates the friendly and entertaining club. This classic story of a homeless waif is world-renowned for being much more than a charming tale of boyhood adventures! As Huck and runaway slave Jim make their way down the mighty Mississippi, Huck is forced to ponder the nature of friendship and to find a sense of his own moral vision.

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We are on the lookout for talent! We invite musicians to come and play in our store for an hour or two. If you play an instrument, and are looking for a different venue, send us an email. If you have a CD, we would be happy to sell it during your performance. We are especially interested in having Friday or Saturday night events.

We've had some success and requests for more poetry readings at the Inkwell. We welcome poetry groups and individual poets to read at the bookstore.
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