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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, May 9

Dane Swan + Susan McMaster

Dane Swan

A powerhouse collection by Dane Swan on to-read lists
Bermuda born, Dane Swan's second collection, A Mingus Lullaby was published in the Spring of 2016 by Guernica Editions. A past Writer-in-Residence for Open Book Toronto, in 2015 he was invited to share his poetry at Toronto's International Festival of Authors. Dane's work has been taught in schools and published in Canada, France, the UK, and Bahamas.
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Susan McMaster

Anthology launch

Book Launch: Ottawa Art & Poetry


Borealis Press is please to invite you to the launch of Lizard Love: Artists scan poems by Susan McMaster, which collects three decades of art inspired by Susan's poems -- with commentary from artists. Hear what they to say about poets! Get discounts! Eat cake!


Artists include Ellen Drennan, Claude Dupuis, Pat Durr, Gwen Frankton, Alrick Huebener, Roberta Huebener, Juliana McDonald, Morel McMaster, Betty Page, John Tappin, Marie Tappin, and Paula Zoubek.


Ottawa poet Susan McMaster has published some two-dozen books, magazines, and anthologies, including recordings with First Draft, SugarBeat, and Geode Music & Poetry. She is the founding editor of Canada’s first feminist magazine, Branching Out, and has organized such projects as “Dangerous Graces: Women’s Poetry on Stage” (Great Canadian Theater Company) and “Convergence: Poems for Peace,” which brought poetry and art from across Canada to all parliamentarians for the millennium. Award placements include the Ottawa Book Awards, the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Prize, Arc Magazine’s Best Poem of the Year and Archibald Lampman awards, and the Montreal International Poetry Prize. McMaster is a former president of the League of Canadian Poets, and a member of PEN, TWUC, FSNA, and CWILA. 

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