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Tree takes place...

... on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
... free of charge. A hat is passed for donations.


Come join us at Gallery 101, our partner in art, at 51 Young Street in Ottawa for our exciting new lineup of writers. 

Tuesday, November 8

Genevieve Lehr + Soraya Peerbaye

Genevieve Lehr

Genevieve Lehr has worked coast to coast and hails from Halifax with her latest poems from Brick

Born in Newfoundland, Lehr has lived and worked coast to coast in Canada. She lives in Halifax. Lehr’s poetry has been published in a number of literary journals in Canada, England and Ireland. She is the editor of Come And I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook, University of Toronto Press, 1985, reprinted, 2003. Lehr is the author of two poetry collections: The Design of Wings, Running the Goat Press, St. John’s, NL, 2004, and The Sorrowing House, Brick Books, 2004. Lehr’s latest poetry collection Stomata is forthcoming from Brick Books, fall, 2016. Her poem “The Latter Half of the Third Quarter of the Waning Moon” won the 2015 Malahat Review Long Poem Prize.

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Soraya Peerbaye

Soraya Peerbaye is a rising star, a writer, curator, advocate and arts consultant
Soraya Peerbaye ’s most recent collection of poetry, Tell: Poems for a Girlhood (Pedlar Press, 2015), won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English and was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry prize. Her first collection, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions, 2009) was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have appeared in Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Women Poets, and the chapbook anthology Translating Horses. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph.
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