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 February 2023

Claire Tacon Reads 10 March!

A whole bunch of snow prevented us from having Claire's reading on the 3rd. We've rescheduled to Friday 10 March, same time, same place. Hope to see you there!

We're delighted and excited to have our very own Claire Tacon read for us as part of our Coming Back/Home series this year!

Please join us on Friday 3 March 10 March at 4:30pm in SJ2 1002.

The reading is free and all are welcome! Please spread the word!

Claire Tacon is the author of In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo (Wolsak & Wynn), which was the 2019 Hamilton Reads selection. Her first novel In the Field (Biblioasis) was the winner of the 2010 Metcalf-Rooke Award and her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Bronwen Wallace Award, the CBC Literary Prize and has appeared in various journals and anthologies. In partnership with The New Quarterly, Claire is also the host and producer of the Parallel Careers podcast. She has an MFA from the University of British Columbia and has been a lecturer at St. Jerome's University since 2011.