Poetry@Red Tree Continues Nov 18th with Victoria’s Daniel Scott


Join us on SUNDAY, NOV 18 @ 7 PM at The Abbey in Cumberland. Doors open at 6:30, so come early to sign up for the open mic which will happen first!

This month Poetry@Red Tree will feature Daniel Scott reading from his latest book: Random Excess

Random Excess is a collection of writing, the title riffing on the computer language of random access memory (RAM). The poems and other pieces wander through a range of matters touching on memories, family, the past, places, troubles, and occasional nonsense.


“Daniel Scott steps back from the world just far enough so that all he sees and touches begins to feel uncertain, foreign, strange, as if we who come and go from life are but visitors to this uncharted territory.”

~ Pamela Porter, author of Cathedral

Daniel G Scott, is the current (5th) Artistic Director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series. He has previously published gnarled love and terrains (with Ekstasis Editions); black onion and two chapbooks: street signs and Interrupted
(with Goldfinch Press); and pyramind and other dreams (Purple Wednesday Society). Random Excess (Ekstasis) is his latest book. He has poems in anthologies, chapbooks, and numerous academic publications including journal articles and book chapters and, with Shannon McFerran, The Girls Diary Project (University of Victoria, 2013). He won a one-act playwriting competition in New Brunswick in 1984. Daniel is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria (School of Child and Youth Care), father, and grandfather.

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RED TREE reading series is a monthly series with an open mic followed by featured reader/s. We host our readings at THE ABBEY in Cumberland (2687 Penrith – entrance on 1st) on the 3rd Sunday of the month @ 7 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Readings take place seven months of the year in Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June. In September readings take place concurrently with the Deep in Cascadia Poetics Retreat and Poetry Bash.


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