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/////// NEW YORK ///////

New York launch of COME CLOSER CD - October 14th, 2016
29 Cornelia St. (Between Bleecker St. & W. 4th, just west of 6th Ave.)
$15 cover includes a drink
Tables are limited, reservations strongly recommended


April 15th, 2014 at 6pm
Leanne Averbach and 3 other writers
from Best Canadian Poetry Anthology
Reading at Bryant Park


MARCH 7th, 2014

2 PM
New York University's
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

58 West 10th St., NYC
Event on facebook

6 PM
The Corner Bookstore

1313 Madison Ave., NYC
Event on facebook



/////// NEW YORK ///////

Friday May 18, 2012
Leanne Averbach reads

6-8 p.m.
(open mic sign-up at 6)
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street


/////// VANCOUVER ///////

Thursday July 19, 2012
Twisted Poets Literary Salon
Leanne Averbach & Indigo perform

7:00pm - 10:00pm
(7 pm sign up for open mic 7:30 start time)
The Prophouse Cafe
1636 Venables@ Commercial

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival
Leanne Averbach & Indigo perform

Main Stage, 3 p.m.
Trout Lake


/////// TORONTO ///////

September 29th, 2012
100,000 Poets For Change reading
Place TBA



Tuesday, December 21st, 7pm

Leyton Gallery of Fine Art
Clift's Baird's Cove (off Water Street) St John's NL
709 722 7177

Wine & cheese
Jazz/Blues from Mary Barry and Charlie Barfoot after Averbach's reading.


Toronto, 2010:

ROWERS CLUB READING SERIES, November 1, 2010, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Harbord House, 150 Harbord Street, Toronto
Leanne Averbach, David McGimpsey, A.F. Moritz, Molly Peacock


TIGHTROPE BOOKS - Fall 2010 Poetry Launch, November 4, 2010
The Ossington, 61 Ossington Avenue, 7–9:30 pm
Leanne Averbach, Come Closer
Daniel Scott Tysdal, The Mourner’s Book of Albums David Livingstone Clink, Monster


VANCOUVER LAUNCH of Leanne Averbach's COME CLOSER (Tightrope Books, Toronto)
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Cellar Jazz Bar, 3611 West Broadway
NO COVER (DOORS @ 6:30) - Dinner & drinks available
LEANNE AVERBACH & INDIGO - Poetry & Jazz/Blues Fusion
featuring ASTRID SARS, vocals, flute and alto sax
Opening reader MYNA WALLIN reading from "Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar"
MC: Vancouver novelist DENNIS BOLEN


ART BAR POETRY SERIES, November 30, 2010, 8pm
Clinton’s, 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto


March, 2010 - Teacups & Mink, multi-media art exhibit (sculpture, film, oils, etc.) collaboration Leanne Averbach (writer, filmmaker) & Bonnie Leyton (artist) at Devon House, St. John’s, Newfoundland


New York Launch of Best Canadian Poetry Anthology readings:
*Thurs, October 15, 2009 - Canadian Consulate New York reception & reading (time TBA)
*Friday, October 16, 2009 - New York University, Lilian Vernon Center (time TBA)
*Saturday, October 17 - Bowery Poetry Club, 2 p.m.


October 13, 2009, 7 p.m. - Reading, Art Bar Series, Clinton’s in Toronto


Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.
Leanne Averbach & Indigo 
perform for Best Canadian Poetry in English Anthology, 2008 launch!
Come hear some of the best poets in Canada read their selected work

Montmartre Cafe
4362 Main Street
(604) 879-8111
Free admission


September, 22, 6 p.m.

Leanne Averbach & Fever! -- a sultry fusion of poetry & blues/jazz
Barnes & Noble Cabaret Series, 65th & Broadway, New York City


July 8, 2009, 7 p.m. - Reading with bill bissett & Kathleen Whelan at Bar Italia, Toronto


Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 6-8 p.m. - Fever! Leanne Averbach’s poetry and live musical fusion with new NYC jazz/blues band


Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8 p.m. - Feature Poet at the JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO BED IN 40th anniversary celebration and book launch, Gershwin Hotel, New York


Friday, March 7, 2008 - 7-8 p.m. feature reading at Son of Pony series at Cornelia Street Cafe (following the open mic 6-7 p.m.) NYC


Sunday, March 2, 2008 – Leanne Averbach’s second film Teacups & Mink screens at the 2008 New York International Independent Film Festival, 8:10 p.m. Village East Cinema, 2nd Ave & 12th St. New York (tickets available at the door if not sold out or write to the site for more information; tickets include festival after-party events 10-midnite) See poster



Thursday, December 13, 2007 7-9 p.m. 
LEANNE AVERBACH & INDIGO perform. Opening Gala for TEACUPS & MINK multi-media show, exhibit of collaboration of works of visual artist BONNIE LEYTON & the words of LEANNE AVERBACH. Sculpture, oils, installation works, video screening of new video-poem, and more. 
ZACK GALLERY, Jewish Community Centre, 41st & Oak


Sunday, September 30, 2007, 4:30 p.m. sharp
Word on the Street, FEVER with Leanne Averbach & Indigo
Library Square, Vancouver, Main Stage live performance



New York City, NY: 2002-2006

  • Reading at Earshot Reading Series, Brooklyn NY, The Lucky Cat, April 28 2006
  • fever book and CD launch with Indigo, Bowery Poetry Club, April 24 2005
  • The Europa Club, New York Arts & Dance Innovation, Poetry & Jazz, September 2004
  • Dillon’s, Poetry & Jazz, September 2004
  • Village Reading Series, feature poet, June 22 2003
  • Cornelia Street Café, Poetry & Jazz with Judi Silvano & band, June 13 2003
  • Bar 55, Poetry & Jazz with Judi Silvano & band, June 1 2003
  • The Bowery Poetry Club, feature poet, with Judi Silvano & band, February 2003
  • The Knitting Factory, feature poet, with Judi Silvano & band, June 2002 & October 2002
  • City College Poetry in Performance guest reader, June 2002
  • The Cornelia Street Café, feature poet, May 2002

Ottawa ON: 2006

  • Reading at Ottawa Art Gallery with bill bissett, Max Middle, June 8 2006

  • Reading at AGM of League of Canadian Poets, Crowne Plaza Hotel, June 18 2006

Vancouver BC: 1997-2005

  • Performance with Indigo's Astrid Sars, Anna Lumiere and Bud Schachte in Vancouver at The Cellar Jazz Club, August 11, 2005

  • Black Sheep Books, The Press Club, Video-In, the Pink Slipper, the Jazz Cellar, The Ironworks

  • Jewish Book Festival, Poetry & Jazz, November 17 2003

  • The Ironworks, Spoken Word/Poetry & Jazz with Adeena Karasick, bill bissett, and feature Leanne Averbach & Indigo, August 3 2003

  • Vancouver Jazz Cellar with original jazz accompaniment, Poetry & Jazz, feature poet, 1999 & 2000

Montreal QC: 2005

  • fever, Mansfield Press book launch, Sala Rosa, April 2005

Toronto ON: 2005

  • fever, Mansfield Press and “fever” CD launch with Indigo, Gladstone Hotel, April 2005

St. John’s, NF: 1999-2005

  • Reading with award winning novelist and actor Joel Hynes in St. John's, Newfoundland at The Leyton Gallery, August 25, 2005
  • The Ship Inn, 1999

Victoria, BC: 2003

  • Reading series at Mocampopo, feature poet, August 29

Banff AB: 1998, 2001

  • Banff Centre Writing Studio Reading Series

Perugia, Italy: 1999, 2000

  • Poesia & Jazz, during the Umbria Jazz Festival, with jazz & classical musicians
  • Feature poet at the Universita per Stranieri
  • The Contrappunto Jazz Bar
  • Opening of the Umbria Art School