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Tree takes place...

... at Gallery 101, 51 Young Street Suite B.
... on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
... free of charge. A hat is passed for donations.


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

Tuesday, October 25

David Stymeist + Richard Harrison

D.S. Stymeist

Publisher, vice-president of VERSeOttawa, D.S. Stymeist has a debut collection from Frontenac

Frontenac House has just released D.S. Stymeist’s debut collection, The Bone Weir. His poems have also appeared in numerous magazines, including The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, Dalhousie Review, and The Fiddlehead. His work was featured as the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Month (February 2015) and was short-listed for Vallum’s 2015 poetry prize. He teaches poetics, Renaissance drama, and aboriginal literature at Carleton University. He grew up as a resident of O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation, is the editor and founder of the micro-press, Textualis, and is the current vice-president of VERSe Ottawa.

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Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison is an essayist, cosplayer, and teaches graphic novels

Richard Harrison is a multiple-award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. His six books of poetry include Big Breath of a Wish, poems about his daughter’s acquisition of language, and Hero of the Play, poems in the language of hockey, launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame. His seventh book of poetry will be published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2016. He has published on literary criticism, cosplay, spoken word poetry, and mathematics. Richard teaches composition, creative writing (poetry), and comics and graphic novels at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

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