The Orphan by Adreyo Sen

Adreyo Sen is pursuing his MFA at Southampton College. He has been published at Danse Macabre, Garbanzo and Cannon’s Mouth, as well as previously at Tree House.

Read here: The Orphan

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A Quick Look Around the LA Art Show

A Quick Look Around the LA Art Show

We’ll be giving you a full tour of our visit to the LA Art Show in the next few weeks, but in the meantime here’s a quick teaser…

A New Year’s New Creative Adventures!

Resolutions are routinely made and discarded with astonishing speed, but some are worth preserving. One such resolution worth pursuing for the duration of this new year is greater involvement in the arts.

One of the best and most enjoyable ways of exploring the arts is to attend the events held in your own backyard. Attending local arts events means not just supporting the arts, but getting out and mingling with like-minded creators, networking with emerging artists, discovering new creative passions or deriving the inspiration to finally finish a project.

These events can get us out of our entertainment ruts and even serve as a great excuse to meet up with old friends—or make a few new ones. So don’t let these golden opportunities pass you by. Find out what’s coming to your town, and get out and get inspired!

Below are some upcoming events in Southern California that the TreeHouse editors will be attending. If you’re in the area, we’d love to see you there. If you can’t make these, we encourage you to find some art events in your own neighborhood and share them with us on our social media sites.

Image from LA Art Show website

Image from LA Art Show website

LA Art Show (through Sunday, January 18, 2015)
LA Convention Center (South Hall / J&K)
1201 South Figueroa Street
Downtown L

Side benefit: this event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Find out more:

Literary Orange (April 11, 2015)
Irvine Marriott (near the John Wayne Airport)
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA

This event celebrates authors and affords attendees the opportunity to attend a couple of days of panel discussions addressing myriad topics.

Find out more:

Chapman University’s John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
This series of events shines the spotlight on all forms of creative writing and showcases noteworthy authors. All events are free and open to the public. According to the Fowles Center web page: “The Center offers students and non-students alike an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the ‘written word’ and those who write it. Each year a distinguished group of national and international writers is invited to Chapman University, making these writers available not only to the Chapman community, but to the Orange County and, by extension, the Southern California community as well” (

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New Poetry: “The Drum” by Elizabeth Brown

The Drum by Elizabeth Brown



Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown is a native of Connecticut. She has short fiction and poetry published or forthcoming in TreeHouse, Bartleby Snopes, Pithead Chapel, Sleet, Eunoia ReviewLiterary Orphans, HelloHorror, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a collection of short fiction and an existential novel.

Poetry by James Piatt: “Ennui” and “The Orchard Garden”

Read “Ennui” and “The Orchard Garden” by James Piatt:

Poems by James Piatt Ennui The Orchard Garden

Dr. James Piatt is the author of two poetry books, “The Silent Pond” (2012)
and “Ancient Rhythms” (2014). His third poetry book will be released
in 2015. He has had over 585 poems published.  His poem, “The Night
Frog” was nominated for best of web 2013, his poem, “In The Meadow,”
was selected as 1 of the 100 best poems of 2014, his poem, “I Am” was
nominated for a 2014 Pushcart award, and his poem, “Teach Me” was
selected as the poem of the year at Long Story Short. His books are
available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.