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.

11 November 2013

Steve McCaffery reads 28 November!

What more perfect addition to our Literartistry series than Steve McCaffery? He is a perpetual reworker of language and typography, sound and video, and was once upon a time a member of the legendary sound poetry troupe The Four Horsemen.

Please join us Thursday 28 November, at 8pm, in STJ 3014.
The opening act will be Harris Alterman. 

More about the feature author:
STEVE McCAFFERY has been twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award and is the author of more than 35 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. An ample selection of his poetic explorations in numerous forms can be savoured in the two volumes of Seven Pages Missing (Coach House Press). As well as Panopticon (1984, revised edition 2011) and The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, anachronism and the anomaly (University of Alabama Press, 2012). His book-object-concept A Little Manual of Treason was commissioned for the 2011 Shajah Biennale in the United Arab Emirates. Two new books are forthcoming: Dark Ladies (Chax Press) and Revanches a collection of visual and concrete poetry (Xexoxial editions). English born and a long-time resident of Toronto he is now the David Gray Endowed Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo and Director of the Poetics Program.