Tree Renews: #HelpTreeGrow

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Spring Workshops Cancelled, Readings Continue

Please note that our workshops for April, May, and June are cancelled due to funding constraints. Tree's board is working hard to ensure we can revive the workshops in fall 2018. In the meantime, we hope to see you at the readings.

About Tree...

Running since 1980, Tree is one of Canada's longest-running literary events, and an essential part of Ottawa's vibrant literary community.


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Tree takes place...

... at Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St.
... on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
... free of charge. A hat is passed for donations.
Tuesday, May 8

Catriona Wright + Spencer Gordon

Catriona Wright

Catriona is the poetry editor for The Puritan and a co-founder of Desert Pets Press
Catriona Wright is a writer, editor, and teacher. She is the author of Table Manners (Véhicule Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Prism International, Prairie Fire, Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, The Best Canadian Poetry 2015, and elsewhere. In 2014, she won Matrix Magazine's LitPop Award. She is the poetry editor for The Puritan and a co-founder of Desert Pets Press.
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Spencer Gordon

Ottawa’s own Puritan returns with his newest pop culture poetry collection.
Spencer Gordon is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Cosmo (Coach House Books, 2012). Fall 2017 saw the launch of his debut collection of poetry, Cruise Missile Liberals (Nightwood Editions, and a blewointment Book). He is also co-founder of The Puritan, the decade-old literary journal. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, EVENT,THIS Magazine, Poetry Is Dead, The Winnipeg Review, CNQ, Broken Pencil, Joyland and many other periodicals and anthologies.
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