Book Tour

I’m thrilled to announce the details of my fall book tour with fellow authors Betsy Greer and Kim Werker. Our brilliant publishers Arsenal Pulp Press & Sasquatch Books have partnered to send us on an incredible fall tour where we’ll visit 12 venues in eight different cities across the US & Canada. We’ll be participating in […]


Strange Material has a cover!

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by Leanne on May 31, 2014 · 6 comments

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A month ago, I debuted a cover design for my forthcoming book Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles on my Facebook page. Here’s what it looked like: My publisher, the book designer, and I thought we were ready to go (they even put up an Amazon sales page with cover #1) but then feedback came in […]


Last Spring, amid working of drafts of my upcoming book  Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles, I managed to squeeze in a few other writing projects, including a personal essay on embroidery and community called Stitching It Together for Betsy Greer‘s new anthology Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism. Without giving away too much, the […]

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Vancouver to Courtenay

by Leanne on November 22, 2011

in Book Tour, Books, Speaking Engagements

Photo caption: Cherry Blossom photo by Jeff Christenson I have two free public events this week: Tomorrow night I will be at the Roundhouse with Ann-Marie Metten and Lenore Rowntree discussing the Joy Kogawa House Cherry Blossom Project for the Vancouver Community Arts Council’s ‘Eco Arts Salon’ series. This is a free event held from […]

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From Brooklyn to Bowen Island

by Leanne on October 20, 2011

in Book Tour, Books

Entering Snug Cover Terminal on Bowen Island, photograph by Adam Jones. My book tour has come full circle, and I’m back in Vancouver, prepping for local events. The first is this coming weekend on beautiful Bowen Island. Here are the details: Author and Artist Talk Sat. Oct. 22, 2011 at The Gallery 589 Artisan Lane, […]

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West Coast Tour begins

by Leanne on October 5, 2011

in Book Tour, Books

I’m halfway through my epic nine-city book tour and I’m having so much fun meeting many of the artists who contributed to the book. Read a recap of my East Coast over at my Unexpected Embroidery blog or come and join me at an event on the West Coast: October 6, 2011 Craft Bar, Museum […]

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A Whole Lot of Hoopla

by Leanne on September 1, 2011

in Book Tour, Books, Events, Hoopla, Speaking Engagements

Is it September already? The days have been flying by as I prep for the upcoming tour for my new book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. The nine city tour will have me visiting bookstores and textile centers throughout the east and west coasts of the US. I’m excited to see so many places […]

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