Tree Chapbook Contest - Deadline Extended to January 30st

This contest is for those who come to keep the seats warm at The Tree Reading Series, those who come to the Seed workshops, or are regulars at the Tree open mic readings. Learn More

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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, January 23

Souvankham Thammavongsa + Extended Open Mic

Souvankham Thammavongsa

The quiet powerful voice of Souvankham Thammavongsa brings us breathless to attention.
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of three poetry books, Small Arguments (2003), Found (2007), and Light (2013), winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She has read her poems at the Guggenheim Museum, in New York, and has been in residence at Yaddo.
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Test-drive your poem, read a classic, be filmed.