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.

25 October 2013

Ann Shin reads 7 November!

Join us for the next event in our Literartistry series: a reading by Ann Shin -- Thursday 7 November, 4:30pm, STJ 3027. Our thanks to Brick Books for their support! 
The opening act will be Lindsay Kroes, who has recently published Gather by the Avon, an anthology of local history short stories. 

About the feature author:
Ann Shin is a writer, filmmaker and new media producer based in Toronto. She has two books of poetry published, the latest book being The Family China, published by Brick Books in May 2013. Her writing has also been published in anthologies and magazines in Canada and the US, including Literary Review of Canada, On a Bed of Rice, Anchor Books, Geography of Encounters, Rowman and Little Press, Alphabet City: FOOD, MIT Press.

About The Family China:
"This short, dazzling collection of poems contains a universe—nothing short of North American life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Somehow it is all here, joyously offered up, birth, death, and everything in between" – Karen Connelly, author of The Lizard Cage and Burmese Lessons