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November 26, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

November/December 2017

For the sports, history, and gender studies readers on your winter gift list, Playing for Equality: Oral Histories of Women Leaders in the Early Years of Title IX is an accessible history, told through personal stories, of the law that changed sports and athletics for women. Now through January 2, 2018, you’ll get 30% off your order of two or more books. Use the coupon code HOLIDAY17.

Upcoming Workshop: January 20, 2018. “How to Write a Good Short Poem,” Rob Hardy and Diane LeBlanc. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Grade 9 – Adult) and 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Grades 5 – 8). Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN.

September 16, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

September 2017

September 1 – 23, Northfield Arts Guild Annual Members’ Show. I have three handmade books in the show beside the pottery, painting, jewelry, and more from member artists.

Accordion book with circle cut outs and batik fabric inserts

Color Theory

September 21, 7 – 9 p.m.  Artists Reception at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street, Northfield, Minnesota

September 30, 10:30 a.m., Northfield Poetry Festival. Local poets read and sign books at Content in Northfield. Details coming soon.

Seven Kitchens Press will donate a portion of September and October profits to the Houston Food Bank. Sales from my new chapbook, This Space for Message, will contribute.

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August 23, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

August 2017

It’s here! Seven Kitchens Press just released my new chapbook, This Space for Message. Please visit the press site and check out the range of voices in each series. Books are all hand-stitched and wrapped carefully for shipping. Thank you for supporting independent presses.

Upcoming in September 2017:

September 1 – 23, Northfield Arts Guild Annual Members’ Show. Artist reception is on September 21, 7 – 9 p.m.  I’ll have three handmade books in the show beside the pottery, painting, jewelry, and more from member artists.

September 30, 10:30 a.m., Northfield Poetry Festival. Local poets read and sign books at Content in Northfield. Details coming soon.

July 27, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

July 2017

Thanks to Seven Kitchens Press, my new chapbook is on its way. This Space for Message will be available later this summer. Please check this site for updates, and visit Seven Kitchens Press to browse their selection of available chapbooks. Editor Ron Mohring stitches each book by hand.

April 16, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

April 2017

Upcoming events:

April 27, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Writers Night, “Cultivate Your Garden,” hosted by Northfield Poet Laureate Rob Hardy. Ten Northfield poets, including me, will read poems that loosely interpret the theme. Northfield Public Library.

May 26, 2017, Glue, Stitch, Write: A Poetry & Book Arts Workshop with Donna Hilbert and Diane LeBlanc, Write On, Door County, Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

March 5, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

March 2017

Upcoming Events:

March 20, 2017: Diane LeBlanc, “Title IX and The Right to Play: Oral Histories of Women in Sports,” 4 p.m., 201 Centennial Student Union, Minnesota State University Mankato. Free and open to the public.

April 11, 2017: Diane LeBlanc, St. Olaf College Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Judy Kutulas, St. Olaf College Professor of History, will mark the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 with history and photographs of women in sports. They will draw from Playing for Equality: Oral Histories of Women Leaders in the Early Years of Title IX (LeBlanc and Swanson) and from the St. Olaf archives. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Dittmann Center 202, St. Olaf College. Free and open to the public.

May 26, 2017: Diane LeBlanc and Donna Hilbert, Write, Stitch, Glue: A Poetry and Book Arts Workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Write On Door County, Place TBA.

January 30, 2017 / Diane LeBlanc

January 2017

June 23, 2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX.

Erica Zonder’s  thoughtful review of Playing for Equality: Oral Histories of Women Leaders in the Early Years of Title IX was recently published through Sport in American History.

Some Women’s History Month events are in the works. Stay tuned for details.