Tuesday, June 10

Tree Chapbook Launch + Hot Ottawa Voices

Frances Boyle

Winner of the 2013 Tree Chapbook Contest

Frances Boyle’s poetry and fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly, Vallum, CV2, Prairie Fire, Fiddlehead, Room, Ottawater, Freefall, Moonset and elsewhere, including anthologies on subjects from Hitchcock to form poetry to mother/daughter relationships.  Awards she’s received, in addition to Tree Press’s chapbook prize, include Arc’s Diana Brebner Prize, and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt for poetry (with third place for fiction in the same year).  She serves on Arc Poetry Magazine’s editorial board.  Happily making her home in Ottawa for many years, Frances maintains a yearning for both the prairies and the west coast.

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Gabriel Wainio-Th├ęberge

Author of the chapbook Small Hallows (Baseline Press, 2012)

Gabriel Wainio-Théberge is a young Ottawa writer whose first chapbook, Small Hallows, was published by Baseline Press in 2012. His work has also been published in The Claremont Review, The Trumpeter, Vallum, Feathertale, The Red Line and ottawater:10. As well as writing, he plays violin and Celtic fiddle. He is currently studying Humanities and Creative Writing at Concordia in Montreal.

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Marilyn Irwin

Author of four chapbooks and winner of the 2013 Diana Brebner Prize

A graduate of Algonquin College’s Creative Writing program,  winner of Arc’s 2013 Diana Brebner Prize , and a 2014 Hot Ottawa Voice, Marilyn’s work has been published by  above/ground press  Arc Poetry Magazine Bywords In/Words , and  New American Writing ,   among others She has four chapbooks:  for when you pick daisies  (self-published and above/ground, 2010) flicker  (above/ground, 2012),  little nothings  (self-published, 2012)   and  tiny  (In/Words, 2014).  for when you pick daisies  was reprinted in full in the anthology  Ground rules: the best of the second decade of above/ground press 2003-2013  (Chaudiere Books, 2013). A fifth chapbook is imminent. She lives with her two cats in Ottawa.

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Sneha Madhavan-Reese

Author of Observing the Moon
Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the author of the poetry collection Observing the Moon. Her poems have appeared in publications around the world, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016. Look for her essay on Falling in Love with Poetry forthcoming in the Winter 2017 issue of The New Quarterly.
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