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Tree Reading Series Featuring Jeff Blackman & Andy Verboom

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ADT

Join us for our second edition of Tree Online! This month features readings by Jeff Blackman and Andy Verboom. Andy will be hosting our workshop starting at 7pm, and we’ll kick off our usual open mic at 8pm (limited spaces so first come first served!).

Register for the reading, workshop, and/or open mic here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PCR3D7

Please note that you’ll receive the event link in a confirmation email a few days prior to the event.

WORKSHOP – “The Misheard Lyric” hosted by Andy Verboom

Experiment with Sylvia Wright’s neglected notion of the “mondegreen” (the misheard lyric), a poetic method that’s part rhyme, part translation, part multiverse theory.


Jeff Blackman has authored 15 chapbooks of poetry and prose including the Coral Castle Trilogy with Justin Million, BLIZZARD: Ottawa City Stories with Peter Gibbon, and most recently, You Just Proved Poems Work, available from Horsebroke Press. Since March, Jeff has been publishing a zine called These Days with his family and friends (available if you ask nicely). On Victoria Day he built a green screen in the basement and is very proud of himself.


Andy Verboom is from subrural Nova Scotia and lives in K’jipuktuk (Halifax). He is a founder of long con magazine and the publisher of Collusion Books. His poetry has won Frog Hollow’s Chapbook Contest and Descant’s Winston Collins Prize, been shortlisted for CV2’s Young Buck Prize and Arc’s Poem of the Year, and appeared in Prism, The Puritan, Vallum, and elsewhere. He is the author of six poetry chapbooks, most recently DBL (knife fork book, 2020).


May 26
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ADT
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Tree Reading Series
35 Laurel Street
Ottawa, K1Y 2J7 CA
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