Tree: Sol, Johnstone and French-Canadian

This week’s Tree is at a special location tomorrow a couple doors south of where Mother Tongue Books used to be.
Black Squirrel books
The new 2nd location of Black Squirrel Books on 1073 Bank across from the Mayfair Theatre, near the Sunnyside Branch of the Library will be this week’s location of Tree. If you’re there extra early, you should know that’s only a few doors down from the best gelato in town at Stella Luna. They also have sandwiches and waffles, coffee, y’know, non-gelato.
At 6:45 p.m. Come and take a closer look at French-Canadian poetry with Stephen Brockwell. We will take a read through and discuss poems. No need to speak French. Specifically: Saint -Denys Barneau, Claude Gauvreau, Gaston Miron, Paul Marie Lapointe, Jacques Brault, Michel Garneau Nicole Brossard, Anne Marie alonzo, Dominique Robert, Martine Audet and possibly Anne Hebert and Marie Claire Blais
8:00 p.m. An open mic limited to 10 people, 2-3 minutes each. First sign, first read, followed by:
Adam Sol is the author of four collections of poetry including Crowd of Sounds (Anansi Press, 2011), winner of Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry, and Jeremiah, Ohio (Anansi Press, 2003), a novel in verse shortlisted for the 2013 Trillium Award. His fourth collection, Complicity (McClelland & Stewart, 2014), was published this spring.
Jim Johnstone has published three books of poetry including Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011) and Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010). He most recently published the chapbook Epoch in 2013 with Frog Hollow Press.

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