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.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.


Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

21 December 2010

David Morrell, creator of Rambo, speaks

 A SJU English alumnus of whom we are very proud, David Morrell, author of First Blood, Creepers, The Spy who Came for Christmas, The Successful Novelist, and many other works, will be giving a talk about writing. This is one of the feature events in the celebrations of the University of Waterloo English Department's 50th anniversary.

27 January 2011, 7pm, Siegfried Hall. Cost: $10.
To find out more, and to register, please visit
UW English at 50: Events