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Tree Reading Series: Elee Kraljii Gardiner & Dilruba Ahmed

November 29, 2022, 7:00 PM10:00 PM EST


Join us for the next event of Tree Reading Series for 2022-2023 season. Tree is excited to welcome featured readers  Elee Kraljii Gardiner and Dilruba Ahmed.


Elee Kraljii Gardiner is an author, editor, and creative mentor whose award-winning books of poetry include Trauma Head, which investigates the experience of vertebral artery dissection and stroke through textual interventions, and serpentine loop, which considers gender and physicality through the idea of ice. She is the editor of the anthologies Against Death: 35 Essays on Living and V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A frequent collaborator with choreographers, musicians, and visual artists, Elee is currently collaborating with nature via a series of durational installations that investigate the law of thermodynamics and cultural ideas regarding the passing of time. Originally from Boston, Elee lives in Canada where she directs Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, a program pairing authors with mentors.


Dilruba Ahmed  is the author of Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry), with poems featured in New York Times Magazine, The Slowdown, and  Poetry Unbound . Her debut book, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf), won the Bakeless Prize.Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, & Virginia Quarterly Review.. She has taught with Chatham University, Hugo House, and workshops across the U.S. In January 2021, Ahmed joined the faculty at Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. Classes & consultations:



19:00 workshop by Dilruba Ahmed

20:00 EST open mic.

20:30 and Elee Kraljii Gardiner & Dilruba Ahmed.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. We recommend you install the latest version to ensure the best security and experience.

Confirmation of registration and online meeting details will be emailed on the day of the event. Registrations received after the workshop starts at 7PM may not be answered. For questions or concerns about your registration, please email


November 29, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
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