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.

15 December 2018

Richard Cumyn reads 1 February!


For our first reading for Winter term, we're delighted to welcome Richard Cumyn.
The opening act will be Yutong Wu.
Please join us Friday 1 February at 4:30pm in SJ1 3027.

Photo credit: Andrew Hamilton
RICHARD CUMYN was born in Ottawa and educated at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Widely published as a short-story writer, essayist and book reviewer, he has been the fiction editor of The Antigonish Review, taught at the Maritime Writers Workshop in Fredericton and been Writer-in-Residence at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. He lives in Edmonton.