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.

18 February 2015

Kim Fu reads at St Jerome's! 12 March

To close off our series on Writing The Self / The Self Writing, we are delighted to welcome Kim Fu.

Please join us Thursday 12 March at 4:30pm in STJ 3014. 

Photo by Inti St. Clair

Kim Fu is the author of the novel FOR TODAY I AM A BOY (2014), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, short-listed for the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award and long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. As a journalist and essayist, she has written for the Atlantic, NPR, Maisonneuve, the National Post, Ms., and the Tyee, among others, and her work has been included in Best Canadian Essays. Fu is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s MFA in Creative Writing. She lives in Seattle.

We would like to thank everyone for coming out to all of our readings this season and would especially like to thank the VPAD's office for funding this event!