Tree Seed Workshops: Overview

Often when a feature reader comes from out of town to present at the Tree Reading Series they remark something along the lines of: that was a fantastic open mic. Usually you have to suffer through those but I got something out of each reader. Back in 2009 Rod Pederson was the director at Tree […]

Tree Press Chapbook Award

Claudia announcing the winner of the Tree Press chapbook contest. Judge Matt Tierney felt it was tight enough to also give mention to Lesley Strutt’s Elbow Grease as runner up. The winner was “Winter Music” marked by restraint and tenderness, a tension between inner tranquillity and the outer chaos. That winning chapbook was by MaryLee […]

VERSeFest 2013: Day 3, 7pm

Let’s wayback-time-machine-ourselves from World Poetry Day to March 14th. Stuart Ross, Don Mckay and Catherine Owen were the 7pm show sponsored by Tree. There were conversation circles forming the book area. David welcomed people, thanked sponsors and passed over the mic… the last few people came in the door getting their tickets or waving their […]

Gwynn Scheltema, with Some Prompting

Sometimes poetry needs a constraint for an excuse to get in shape. Tomorrow at 6:45-7:45 Gwynn Scheltema will be faciliating the Tree Seed Series Workshop on playing with constraints. Gwynn was a founding editor for Lichen, Arts & Letters Preview. Her fiction and poetry have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and magazines. She is […]