Join us at our New Location

Spring is already slipping into summer. Tree’s final reading of the season will be June 12. Don’t miss hearing Ottawa’s own poet and publishing entrepreneur rob mclennan and Tanis McDonald from Waterloo, author of poems that can be pointed, poignant and funny. Join us at our new, accessible, home The Happy Goat Coffee Co. Excellent coffee and tea, interesting beers and wine.

Tree Renews

Text: Tree's board of directors is proud to announce the end of its GoFundMe campaign to #HelpTreeGrow and wants to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone whose contributions this spring have given Tree new life.


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 Happy Goat Coffee, 35 Laurel St, 1 block northwest of Gladstone & Preston.
... on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
... free of charge. A hat is passed for donations.
... with lots of parking, and close to Bayswater stops on #14 or #11 busses.
Tuesday, October 23

Daniel Lockhart + Jamaal Jackson Rogers

Daniel Lockhart

Third collection out October 1.
D.A. Lockhart is the author of The Gravel Lot that was Montana (Mansfield Press 2018), This City at the Crossroads (Black Moss Press 2017), and Big Medicine comes to Erie (Black Moss Press 2016). His work has appeared in the Malahat Review, Grain, Hart House Review, McNeese Review, and Contemporary Verse 2 and has received much support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. He is a pùkuwànkoamimëns of the Lenape nation and currently resides in Waawiiyaatanong. 
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Jamaal Jackson Rogers

Voice + talent + passion = Poet Laureate
Jamaal Jackson Rogers is an award winning Poet Laureate, arts educator, creative entrepreneur, and performance artist. He has brought his work to audiences locally and internationally and his defining moments are when he makes intimate connections with his participants during his workshop exchanges and performance sets. His topics range from emotional maturity to social justice, from parenting to the human condition. He resides in Ottawa, Canada, using the capital and his performance studio, THE ORIGIN ARTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE as his launch pad to teach, mentor and advocate for the arts.
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