Canadian Writing Comes to You -- Live!

The Reading Series has been bringing cutting-edge Canadian writers to St. Jerome's University for many years.

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.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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 -- opening act Sammi Zhao
  • Dimitri Nasrallah, 4;30pm, Friday 4 November, SJ1 3027 -- opening act David Di Iorio
  • Farzana Doctor, 4:30pm, Friday 25 November, SJ1 3027 -- opening act Alys Reed
 Hope to see you there!


And in the Winter term we'll be welcoming:
  • Carolyn Smart, 8:00pm, Thursday 26 January, SJ1 3027 -- opening act Allanah Slattery
  • Tim Conley, 4:30pm, Friday 10 March, SJ1 3027
  • Pamela Mordecai and Tasneem Jamal, 4:30pm, Friday 31 March, SJ1 3027 -- opening act Suzanne Heeg
 Stay tuned!