Special Location for May10 Readings

May 10 only, the Tree reading will be held in the dance studio of the Ottawa South Community Centre (the Old Firehall) around the corner from the Black Squirrel, on Sunnyside at Fairbairn. The workshop will be at the Black Squirrel as usual.

About Tree...

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, May 10

Arleen Paré + Tree Chapbook Contest Winner Doris Fiszer

Along with Arleen Paré, we also launch the chapbook of the 2016 chapbook winner Doris Fiszer. Also on the shortlist were:
Susan Atkinson The Marta Poems
Jacqueline Bourke The old World and the New
Guy Simser Writing the Fire

Arleen Paré

Winner of the GG Award for Poetry for Lake of Two Mountains

Arleen Paré’s first book, Paper Trail, won the Victoria Butler Book Prize and was shortlisted for BC Books Dorothy Livesay Prize in Poetry. She has two other books, Leaving Now (Caitlin Press, 2012), a novel, and most recently, Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books, 2014), a collection of linked poetry, which won the 2014 Governor General’s Award. Her fourth book, He Leaves His Face in the Funeral Car, a collection of poetry, is forthcoming from Caitlin Press Fall 2015. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies in Canada. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Victoria.

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Doris Fiszer

Doris Fiszer's poetry has appeared in Bywords Quarterly Journal, bywords.ca and other local publications

Doris Fiszer, of Ottawa is a member of Ruby Tuesdays writing group. Her poetry has appeared in Bywords Quarterly Journal, bywords.ca and other local publications. The poems in The Binders are part of a larger collection of poems she is currently working on inspired by her parents’ experiences in Nazi camps during World War 11.

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