A collage of Zoom screengrabs from the June 2021 virtual monster book tour featuring Leona Godin with blind, disabled, and nondisabled authors.

Virtual Monster Book Tour for ‘There Plant Eyes’ (June 2021) * Links to Videos

Thanks to those of you who joined me for one or more of my virtual book tour events in June! If you missed one or you just need to repeat or share one you’ve already enjoyed, here’s a handy list that includes recordings of just about every virtual event I did in celebration of the publication of There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness. Each event is as different as the blind, disabled, and nondisabled authors that were kind enough to converse with me, so don’t be shy to check out more than one…


June 1 at  Astoria Bookshop (Astoria, NY)

In conversation with Andrea Elliott. She’s a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, whose book, Invisible Child, will be out October 5, 2021.



June 2 at  Harvard Book Store (Boston, MA)

In Conversation with Andrew Leland. He’s a writer, editor, and radio producer, whose book about blindness—his, yours–is forthcoming from Penguin Press.



June 3 at Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)

In conversation with John Cotter. He’s a writer, performer and Denver Writers Lighthouse instructor, whose memoir, Losing Music, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.



June 4 at Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA)

In conversation with Maggie Nelson. She is the author of many acclaimed books such as The Art of Cruelty and The Argonauts. Her latest, On Freedom, will be out September 7, 2021.



June 5 at Strand Book Store (New York, NY)

A blind writers salon featuring Georgina Kleege, Jim Knipfel, and Stephen Kuusisto. This one’s on Facebook Live!


The Strand event banner in red with white and yellow text of the blind writers literary salon featuring pictures of Leona, Jim, Georgina and Steven.

June 8 at Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor, MI)

In conversation with James Tate Hill, whose Blind Man’s Bluff will be out October 3.



June 9 at Browseabout Books with Lewes Public Library (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

In conversation with Elsa Shunneson, whose book, Being Seen, will be out October 5.


Sadly, no recording of this one.


June 10 at Lighthouse SF (San Francisco, CA)

In celebration of Lighthouse Day, I was honored to be interviewed by their smart and charming CEO, Bryan Bashin.



June 10 at Women and Children First Bookstore (Chicago, IL)

In conversation with Alice Eakes, author of many books including The Mountain Midwife. She is the founder of the delightfully angry blog, Ableism Disables.



June 16, Town Hall Seattle with Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA)

In conversation with Keith Rosson, illustrator and author of many books including, most recently, Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons.



June 23 at Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA)

In conversation with Jason Roberts. His book A Sense of the World features in Chapter 9 of There plant Eyes about echolocation, the white cane and James Holman. His next book, Every Living Thing is forthcoming.



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2 thoughts on “Virtual Monster Book Tour for ‘There Plant Eyes’ (June 2021) * Links to Videos

  1. Hi, this is Fan Yang from Beijing United Publishing Co., Ltd. in China. We are interest in the book – There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness. Could you kindly advise if you handle the simplified Chinese translation right and it is available, please? If yes, we wish to take care of this interest on behalf of you in China and receive PDF files of the book for review purposes.

    In case you don’t control the right, I would be grateful if you could kindly advise whom I should contact. Please let me know if you may have any questions. I look forward to receiving your email. Thank you!

    1. Hello, thank you so much for your interest! This is the author, Leona Godin. I’ve sent your information to my agent, Markus Hoffmann at RHA Literary. I will also send you a quick email just to be sure… Thanks again and looking forward, Leona

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