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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, January 27

Dilys Leman + rob mclennan

Dilys Leman

Winner of the Prairie Fire Prize for Fiction

Dilys Leman’s first full-length collection of poetry, The Winter Count, is forthcoming with McGill-Queen’s University Press (August 2014). Cactus Press published her chapbook, The Lunacy Commission, in 2012. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Arc, Grain, Prairie Fire and CV2. She is a former winner of Arc’s Diana Brebner Prize (Honorable Mention) and the Prairie Fire Prize for Fiction (First Place), and has written and co-produced plays for the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Originally from Ottawa, Dilys has worked as a teacher, performing arts manager and freelance writer/editor. She lives in Toronto and works in educational research.


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rob mclennan

Local author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction

The author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, rob mclennan won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014) and The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), as well as the poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press and Chaudiere Books, and spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com


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