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.

Past Readers

The Reading Series at St Jerome's has been going strong since 1984!

Look at all the amazing writers who have read for us over the years:

2015-16: Alternate Realities
James Alan Gardner
Amanda Leduc
Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Steve Noyes
Catherine Hunter
Catherine Greenwood
Larissa Lai and Rita Wong

2014-15: Writing the Self / The Self Writing
Karen Connelly
Ayelet Tsabari
Olive Senior
Shyam Selvadurai
Patrick Friesen
Kim Fu
Daphne Marlatt
Special event: Eric McCormack

2013-14: Literartistry
Christian Campbell
M. NourbeSe Philip
Ann Shin
Steve McCaffery
Gabe Foreman
Lisa Moore
rob mclennan
Daniel David Moses

2012-13: Metaphoriment
Brian Henderson
Shane Neilson
Michael Boughn and Christopher Dewdney
Susan Musgrave
Nora Gould
Anne Michaels
Vincent Lam
Adam Dickinson

2011-12
Drew Hayden Taylor
Adwoa Badoe
Susan Goyette
Rishma Dunlop and Tanis MacDonald
Julia McCarthy
Robert Paul Weston

2010-11
Richard Cumyn
Christian Bök
Charlene Diehl
Janice Kulyk Keefer
Gregory Schofield
Guy Gavriel Kay
Roy Miki
Special event: David Morrell

2009-10
Helen Humphreys
Jeffery Donaldson
Gerry Shikatani
Shani Mootoo
Fred Wah
Mary Swan
Austin Clarke
Patricia Young

2008-9
Nathaniel G. Moore
Emma Donoghue
Lawrence Hill
David McFadden
K. V. Johansen
Camilla Gibb

2007-8
Sonnet L’Abbé
Trevor Cole
Robert Moore
Sharon Thesen
Tamas Dobozy
Alayna Munce
Michael Crummey
Patrick Lane

2006-7
Margaret Sweatman
Jean McKay
David Gilmour
Lorna Crozier
John Terpstra

(and more, soon to be added, as we dig through the archives...)