The almost-never-happens is happening! Authors Leanne Prain, Betsy Greer and I Â are going on a book tour together in October, 2014, to promote our respective books! We’re doing soÂ with the support ofÂ our publishers, Arsenal Pulp Press (Leanne and Betsy) and Sasquatch Books (me), and with the help of publicist Jennifer Abel Kovitz.
Make Your Voice Heard:Â The Intersection of Craft, Creativity, and Activism
We’ll be doing events atÂ twelveÂ venues in nineÂ cities across the U.S. and Canada. Donâ€™t miss the opportunity to hear usÂ in a panel discussion moderated by a local artist/maker, or to join usÂ for a hands-on workshop.
Betsy Greer will tour in support ofÂ Craftivism: The Art & Craft of ActivismÂ (May 2014). Leanne Prain will shareÂ Strange Material: Storytelling Through TextilesÂ (October 2014). And I’llÂ tour in support ofÂ Make it Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ainâ€™t PrettyÂ (September 2014).
- 10/1:Â Booksmith, San Francisco, CA,Â Rena TomÂ moderating. 7:30PM.
- 10/2:Â DieselÂ Bookstore, Oakland, CA,Â Lisa CongdonÂ moderating. 7PM.
- 10/3:Â MakeShift Society, San Francisco, CA, hands-on workshop. 6:30-8:30PM, $45.
- 10/5:Â Tillamook Station, Portland, OR, hands-on workshop hosted by Maker’s Nation as part of Design Week Portland. 11AM-1PM. $45.
- 10/5:Â Powellâ€™s City of Books, Portland, OR,Â Kate Bingaman-BurtÂ moderating. 7:30PM. Part of Design Week Portland.
- 10/6:Â Seattle Creative Arts Center, Seattle, WA,Â Marlo MiyashiroÂ moderating. 6PM.
- 10/7:Â Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC. 7:30PM.
- 10/14:Â Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON,Â Amy SingerÂ moderating. 5:30PM.
- 10/15:University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA,Â Garth JohnsonÂ moderating. 7:30PM.
- 10/16:Â Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA,Â Meighan Oâ€™TooleÂ moderating. 7PM.
- 10/17:Â Brooklyn Craft Company, Brooklyn, NY,Â Sabrina GschwandtnerÂ moderating. 6:30PM.
- 10/18:Â MakeShift Society, Brooklyn, NY, hands-on workshop. 1-3PM. $45.
- 10/20:Â Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC,Â Nora AtkinsonÂ moderating. 5:30-7:00PM. Free ticket required.
I’ll be listing every event in my events calendar, along with more information about times, tickets or registration, and our amazing hosts.
I hope to see you soon!