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.

06 March 2014

Daniel David Moses reads 27 March!

Photo credit:  John Reeves
We draw our Literartistry series to a resounding close with a reading from the wonderful Daniel David Moses. Please join us on Thursday 27 March at 4:30pm in STJ 3014. The opening act will be A. Y. Daring.

Daniel David Moses hails from the Six Nations lands along the Grand River in southern Ontario. He is registered there as a Delaware Indian.

His poems are collected in Delicate Bodies, The White Line and Sixteen Jesuses. Other publications include Pursued by a Bear, Talks, Monologues and Tales, essays (2005), Kyotopolis, a play in two acts (2008), and A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems (2012), all from Exile Editions, and his best known play Almighty Voice and His Wife (2009), Playwrights Canada Press. He is also co-editor of Oxford University Press’ An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English, the fourth edition of which has just appeared (February 2013).

He holds an Honours BA in General Fine Arts from York University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and, as an associate professor, teaches playwrighting in the Department of Drama at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.