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, April 14

Alexandra Oliver + Alice Major

Alexandra Oliver

Winner of the 2014 Pat Lowther Award

Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver. She holds an M.A. in Drama/Cinema Studies from The University of Toronto and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The University of Southern Maine. Her most recent poetry collection, Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (Biblioasis, 2013) was the recipient of the 2014 Pat Lowther Award and was named a Canadian Poetry Book of the Year by The National Post. A co-editor of the Canadian formalist review The Rotary Dial, Oliver is also co-editing (with Annie Finch) Measure for Measure, an anthology of metrical poetry.


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Alice Major

Winner of the Pat Lowther Award

Alice Major has published nine collections of award-winning poetry and a collection of essays, "Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science." Her numerous awards include the Pat Lowther award (three of her poetry collections have been shortlisted for the Lowther) and a National Magazine Award gold medal. Her latest accolade is the Golden Pen award, given by the Writers Guild of Alberta to an outstanding Alberta author.


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