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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, September 9

April Bulmer + Helen Guri

April Bulmer

Author of seven books of poetry, including Women of the Cloth

April Bulmer’s seven books of poetry include The Weight of Wings (Trout Lily Press, 1997), Mustard Seeds (Leaf Press, 2005), The Goddess Psalms (Serengeti Press, 2008) and Women of the Cloth (Black Moss Press, 2013). In 1998 she was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She holds Master's degrees in creative writing, religious studies and theological studies, and her work often explores the sensual realm of women and spirituality. Born in Toronto, she now lives near Kitchener, Ontario, where she writes a column on spirituality for The Cambridge Citizen


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Helen Guri

Author of Match, shortlisted for the 2012 Trillium Book Award for Poetry

Helen Guri is the author of Match, published by Coach House Books in 2011 and shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in a wide variety of journals and magazines, including The Walrus, This magazine, Lemon Hound, Hazlitt, Hobo, and Canadian Literature. Additionally, Guri has taught college and university courses, narrated audiobooks at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and edited the literary magazine Echolocation. She currently works as a freelance editor for HarperCollins, Oxford University Press, and other publishers, and assists in poetry acquisitions for Brick Books.


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