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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 23

David Groulx + Jordan Abel

David Groulx

Author of nine books of poetry, including Wabigoon River Poems (coming in 2015)

David Groulx was raised in Northern Ontario. He is proud of his Aboriginal roots – his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. He has published nine poetry books: Night in the Exude (Tyro Publications, 1997); and The Long Dance (Kegedonce Press, 2000). Under God’s Pale Bones (Kegedonce Press, 2010), A Difficult Beauty (Wolsak & Wynn, 2011), Rising With a Distant Dawn (BookLand Press, 2011) Imagine Mercy (BookLand Press, 2013), These Threads Become A Thinner Light (Theytus Books, 2014), In The Silhouette Of Your Silences. (N.O.N Publishing, 2014) and Wabigoon River Poems (Kegedonce Press, 2015). 


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Jordan Abel

Author of The Place of Scraps, winner of the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Jordan Abel is a Nisga'a writer residing in Vancouver. His first book, The Place of Scraps, was published by Talonbooks in 2013. Abel's conceptual writing engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in Anthropology through the technique of erasure. He has been described as “a master carver of the page” who passes the work of sculpture along to the reader “who reads, and rereads, in three dimensions.” Abel’s chapbooks have been published by JackPine Press and Above/Ground Press, and his work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Grain, ARC, and Canadian Literature. Abel is an editor for Poetry Is Dead magazine. 


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