NMA winner John Barton to speak at Tree Reading Series

Ottawa’s ongoing Tree Reading Series will feature a reading from National Magazine Award-winning writer John Barton at its April 10 event. John is a Victoria-based poet and author who has published nine books of poetry. He won a Silver National Magazine Award in 2006 for poetry published in The Capilano Review.

The April 10 event will also feature a workshop on chapbooks, of which John has also published five.

On April 14-15, John will also be the featured poet in a two-day Master Workshop on poetry writing. The cost is $250 to participate.

About the Tree Reading Series:

Running since May 9, 1980, the Tree Reading Series (Tree) is one of Canada’s longest-running literary events and an essential part of Ottawa’s vibrant literary community.  Tree is a non-profit organization that supports established and emerging writers from Ottawa and across Canada by offering a supportive public venue for writers to present their own work and to benefit from exposure to the work of other writers. In providing this service, Tree hopes to inspire and sustain the development of  the literary community in Ottawa and to promote Ottawa as an important community for Canadian literary arts.

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