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.

07 September 2015

Our 2015-16 Series: Alternate Realities

In our upcoming series, we invite you to explore with us the elusive and attractive territory between the familiar and the fantastical, the mundane and the magical. We're thrilled to welcome a bunch of amazing Canadian writers who create a fascinating range of Alternate Realities in poetry and fiction.

Fall Term:

James Alan Gardner 22 October 4:30pm, STJ 3014

Amanda Leduc 19 November 4:30pm, STJ 3014

Elisabeth de Mariaffi 20 November 4:30pm, STJ 3027
in collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University English Department

Winter Term: (locations TBA)

Steve Noyes 11 February 4:30pm

Catherine Hunter 25 February 4:30pm
in collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University English Department

Catherine Greenwood 10 March 4:30pm

Larissa Lai and Rita Wong 17 March 4:30pm

Save the dates -- we look forward to seeing you there!