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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 in Ottawa.
... on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
... free of charge. A hat is passed for donations.
Tuesday, April 28

Rusty Priske

Extended Open Mic

Sadly, Sadiqa de Meijer had to cancel due to health problems.

We are instead extending the open mic session and invite all spoken word poets to come and join Rusty Priske for an evening of both spoken and written word.

Rusty Priske

Spoken Word Canada National Slam Master

Rusty Priske is an established Spoken Word poet whose work has appeared on 8 CDs, in 4 chapbooks and in two full length releases, Rusty Priske: Trapeze Artist and This is Day One.


He has been a member of the Capital Slam Team at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word six times and is both the Capital Slam Slam Master and the Spoken Word Canada National Slam Master.


Rusty is a member of the VERSeFest Organizing Committee and is the Founder of the VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour.

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