Canadian Writing Comes to You -- Live!

The Reading Series has been bringing cutting-edge Canadian writers to St. Jerome's University since 1984.

Each year we strive to offer a range in our slate of visiting writers: well-established and up-and-coming, from the local area and from sea to sea, working in verse and prose and beyond. Experimental and traditional, serious and playful, beautiful and stark, cynical and celebratory -- come and sample the wealth and variety that is Canadian literature today.

These readings are special opportunities to get inside the book -- to hear writers read their own words, and speak about their own writing. Every reading includes an open question and answer session.

All readings are free and open to the public.

St. Jerome's is located at 290 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario.

From its beginnings through 2018-19, the Reading Series has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and St. Jerome's University. It now continues to be funded by St. Jerome's.

27 October 2010

Schedule Update: some bad and some very good Special Event news

Unfortunately, we're having to cancel Kathleen Winter's Nov. 11th visit. But we're very excited by her nomination for the Giller prize (winner to be announced Nov. 9th) and wish her all the best at this very busy and exciting time. We're working on a possible rescheduled visit, so I'll update you as soon as I can.

And now for some great news: we have a Reading Series Special Event to announce.

Charlene Diehl will be reading
on November 17th at 7:30pm in STJ2017.

We're very excited to be adding this Special Event to the Series. As many of you might know, Charlene's visit to St. Jerome's marks a homecoming of sorts, Charlene having once been a professor of English here.

Charlene will be reading from her recently published Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss.

We look forward to welcoming Charlene back to St. Jerome's. Hope to see you at the event. Remember all are welcome and the event is free.