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.

04 September 2016

Our 2016-17 Series: Journeys

We're excited to present this coming year's series, on the theme of Journeys.  Our writers will take you to amazing places...

In the Fall term, we have three fabulous events lined up: 
  • Fred Wah, 4:30pm, Friday 21 October, SJ1 3027
  • Dimitri Nasrallah, 4:30pm, Friday 4 November, SJ1 3027
  • Farzana Doctor, 4:30pm, Friday 25 November, SJ1 3027
 Hope to see you there!

And in the Winter term we'll be welcoming:
  • Carolyn Smart
  • Tim Conley 
  • Pamela Mordecai and Tasneem Jamal
 Stay tuned!