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.

We gratefully acknowledge the past support of the Canada Council for the Arts which funded the series from its beginnings to 2017.

Our 2017-18 Series: Languages of Home

Welcome to this year's series!

On our theme of Languages of Home, our visiting writers find language for their personal and cultural homes, revealing how diversely the experience of home can be understood and expressed.


Elizabeth Greene Friday 20 October 2017, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027

Raoul Fernandes Friday 24 November 2017, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027
Opening act: Jenny Dong


Mariam Pirbhai Friday 12 January 2018, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027

Kate Cayley, Friday 2 February 2018, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027
Opening act: Tina Blair Fang

Liz Howard, Friday 2 March 2018, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027
Opening act: Xin Niu Zhang

plus a bonus reading: Sarah Tolmie, Friday 23 March 2018, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027