Join us at the City Library for wine, snacks and readings by Leanne Prain and Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi. Doors open at 6:30pm for wine and snacks, and the reading begins at 7pm. The event is free, but please register at www.nvcl.ca by clicking on the “Sign Up” button.
Leanne Prain is the author of three books, Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles; Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (co-authored with Mandy Moore) and Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery, all published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Her writings on design and craft have been featured in magazines and anthologies throughout Canada, the US, and Australia.
Introduced to the subversive DIY movement in the early 1990’s, the political and cultural aspects of modern handicrafts have turned into a downright obsession for Leanne. Her writing and workshops span craft, culture, design, and storytelling – and she enjoys looking for the intersections between the handmade and fabricated, and the intentional and the accidental. She lives and writes in Vancouver, Canada.
Visit her website at www.leanneprain.com
Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi: Affected by war and revolution herself, and through extensive travel, Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi has come across many people escaping from oppressive, tyrannical rulers. These ordinary people – with extraordinary stories – inspired Pasha’s book, Who Knows Where Butterflies Die; which is written as an allegory to protect the identity of its characters.
For more information about this event please call Heidi Schiller at 604-998-3474