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.

28 October 2023

Bernadette Rule reads 17 November!

For our second event this Fall term, we're delighted to welcome Bernadette Rule to read for us! 

Please join us on Friday 17 November at 4:30pm in SJ2 1002. 

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

Photo credit: Carys Ryan

Bernadette Rule's 9th book of poetry, forthcoming from Paradise North Press, is The Window Washer of Chartres. Among other awards, she has received two Short Works Prizes, one for poetry and one for creative nonfiction, as well as the 2017 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Writing. Rule’s first novel, a creative nonfiction book entitled Dark Fire (Ironing Board Press/ was released in the spring of 2021. The Arithmetic of Color, her second creative nonfiction novel, is also based on true events from the 1920s in her hometown of Mayfield in Graves County, Kentucky.