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.
Look at all the amazing writers who have read for us over the years:
2015-16: Alternate Realities
James Alan Gardner
Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Larissa Lai and Rita Wong
2014-15: Writing the Self / The Self Writing
Special event: Eric McCormack
M. NourbeSe Philip
Daniel David Moses
Michael Boughn and Christopher Dewdney
Drew Hayden Taylor
Rishma Dunlop and Tanis MacDonald
Robert Paul Weston
Janice Kulyk Keefer
Guy Gavriel Kay
Special event: David Morrell
Nathaniel G. Moore
K. V. Johansen
(and more, soon to be added, as we dig through the archives...)