Tree is Back

Tree Reading Series returns in January 2019 as a monthly event. Each evening will include a workshop, an open mic, and two featured readers. Check out the schedule and mark your calendars! For more information on the changes to Tree and what’s in store for 2019, see our latest Tree Renews announcement.

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.


Tree takes place...

... at Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St, 1 block northwest of Gladstone & Preston.
... on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
... free of charge. A hat is passed for donations.
... with lots of free parking and easy access to #11 and #14 busses.
Tuesday, May 28

Ottawa Storyteller David Brennan + John Barton

David Brennan

Comedian and Storyteller hailing from Hamilton
David Brennan is a Comedian and Storyteller hailing from Hamilton. In 2018 he was a finalist in the Yuk Yuk's Ottawa and Absolute Comedy Summer Contests. With his Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe The Imponderables, he has performed at Just For Laughs 3 times and on stages in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. He is the former host and co-producer of (un)told for Ottawa Storytellers. His new play David Brennan Exhumed premieres at the Hamilton Fringe Festival this July. @brennandavidn Twitter and Instagram
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John Barton

Award-winning author of 25+ collections launches his first book of prose.

John Barton’s twenty-six books, chapbooks, and anthologies include Polari, For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems, Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets, and The Essential Douglas LePan. Since 1980, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies on four continents have published his poems, essays, and reviews. A three-time recipient of the Archibald Lampman Award, he’s also won an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award, and a National Magazine Award. Between 1989 and 2018 John edited Arc Poetry Magazine, Vernissage, and The Malahat Review. We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos, published in the spring of 2019 by Palimpsest, is his first book of prose. Signal will publish Lost Family, a book of sonnets, in 2020. He lives in Victoria.

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