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“(Don’t) Quit Your Day Job”

Thursday, September 14th, 6:30-7:45pm
Rockland Public Library

Many women “settle” for employment while dreaming of making a living at something entirely different.  Inspired by the mission of the Midcoast Women’s Collective to provide opportunities for area women of all ages to find and strengthen our individual and shared voices, three Maine women will form a panel to tell stories telling of the risks, timing, pitfalls and successes they’ve encountered in pursuing their passions.

Featured Storytellers:

  • Carrie Brezzo – Owner & Operator, CarrieSewFancy

  • Dozier Bell – Visual Artist

  • Emma Theobalds – Musician & Actress

Moderator: Libby Schrum, Furniture Designer & Woodworker
Organizer: Barbara Finch, Midcoast Women’s Collective


Carrie Brezzo, Owner & Operator, CarrieSewFancy

Since 2008 Carrie Brezzo has been designing and constructing small batches of women’s clothing under the label CarrieSewFancy. A graduate of Maine College of Art, Brezzo specializes in slow fashion, using local models and photographic talent to feature her graceful and wearable handmade pieces.

Dozier Bell, Visual Artist

The drawings and paintings of Dozier Bell are a visual autobiography that joins the memory and experiences of a multi-generational Maine family with her own philosophical and historical concerns.

Emma Theobalds, Actress & Musician

A musician and actress, Emma played the Narrator in The Watts Hall Community Players’ June production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat, and recently added her vocal talents to Rockport-based band, Miners Creek, which brings its own distinctive down-home, Maine-grown voice to bluegrass music.


Moderator: Libby Schrum, Furniture Designer & Woodworker

Libby Schrum is a furniture designer and woodworker who’s work can be seen in galleries and homes across the US, including the Farnsworth Museum. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and her writing published in Fine Woodworking Magazine. Recently she was featured in Maine Women Magazine and Take Magazine, a magazine telling stories of people in New England “making culture happen.”

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