Tree Chapbook Prize — Deadline extended to January 31

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. For more information, see our chapbook competition page.

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 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, February 23

Ben Ladouceur + Zachariah Wells

Ben Ladouceur

Author of acclaimed debut collection, Otter

Ben Ladouceur is the author of a book of poems called Otter, published by Coach House Books in 2015, a book that The National Post, The North American Review and The Globe and Mail all said nice things about.

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Zachariah Wells

Poet and essayist, author of Sum

Zachariah Wells is the author of the poetry collections Unsettled and Track & Trace and the editor of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets. A selection of his essays and interviews was published in 2013 under the title Career Limiting Moves. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he has lived on all three of Canada's coasts and several points in between. He now makes his home in Halifax, where he works as a freelance editor and railroad service attendant. His most recent book is the poetry collection, Sum.

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