Tree Chapbook Prize Entries Open

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. See more details on how to enter.

Tree has Come Back Home

Join us in the new year, back at our familiar location of Black Squirrel Books in Ottawa.

Tree Board Positions

We have two positions open on the board. Coming in June we have a position of co-director available. Make your voice heard. Apply within.

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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 24

Derek Webster + Rocco de Giacomo

6:45p Workshop Haiku with Pearl Pirie

Derek Webster

Writer of poetry and prose and excellent presenter Derek Webster is from Montreal.
Derek Webster’s first book of poems Mockingbird (Véhicule Press, 2015) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book. He received an MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis and is the founding editor of arts magazine Maisonneuve. His poetry and prose have appeared in Boston Review, Partisan, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, The Walrus and elsewhere. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Rocco de Giacomo

Award winning poet, Rocco de Giacomo’s first collection is from Quattro
Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. In 2009, he published his first full-length poetry collection, Ten Thousand Miles Between Us (Quattro Books). Ten Thousand Miles was longlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award, and selected for Poetry NOW’s 3rd Annual Battle of the Bards. The author of numerous chapbooks including Catching Dawn’s Breath (2008), his work has appeared in Descant, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead and Queen’s Quarterly. Rocco’s poetry has also been featured on the CBC, and from 2008 to 2014, he participated on the council for the Art Bar Poetry Series. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Lisa, and daughters Ava and Matilda.
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