Leanne Averbach is a Canadian poet and experimental filmmaker who has published and performed her work with musicians across Canada, New York City and Italy. She currently divides her time between Vancouver, Toronto, and New York City.
Her first book Fever (Mansfield Press, Toronto) was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Memorial prize, 2005. Her companion CD Fever is a fusion of her spoken words and blues/jazz accompaniment with her band, Indigo and they are currently cutting a second CD. Her second volume of poetry Come Closer (Tightrope Books, Toronto) was published in 2010.
Averbach’s short films have garnered awards, including Best International Short and Best Directorial Debut at the New York Independent International Film & Video Festival, 2008 for Teacups & Mink. Her shot film Carwash has been screened at numerous film festivals, and can also be viewed at her website at www.leanneaverbach.com She is currently working on her first feature film, and attending the coveted TV Writers Studio, LIU, Brooklyn