Poet and Alumna Julia McCarthy reads at St. Jerome’s!


Poet (and alumna!) Julia McCarthy will be visiting us on Thursday, 8 March, at 4:30pm in STJ 3014. Hope to see you at another great reading in this year’s series! The reading is free and all are welcome. Please spread the word!

We’re delighted to be working once again with Brick Books to make this reading happen, and grateful for their support, along with the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the St. Jerome’s English Department.

More about the author:

Julia McCarthy is originally from Toronto. She spent ten years living in the United States, most notably Alaska and Georgia. She has also lived in Norway and spent significant time in South Africa. She has recently published Return from Erebus with Brick Books; it is the recipient of the Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry. Her previous collection of poetry, Stormthrower, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2002. She now resides in Nova Scotia where she works as a freelance editor.

Click here to read a “Ten Questions” interview with Julia McCarthy by Open Book Toronto.

For more information about the Reading Series, please visit us online at www.sju.ca/reading_series.html, and blog, canlitkicksass.blogspot.com.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $40.3 million in the arts in Ontario.
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2 responses to “Poet and Alumna Julia McCarthy reads at St. Jerome’s!

  1. I didn’t know McCarthy was a UWaterloo grad. She joins the many good poets associated with UWaterloo (past and present!) such as Melanie Cameron, GE Clarke, Tristanne Connolly, Rienzi Crusz, Susan DeCoste, Katia Grubisic, Amanda Jernigan, Judith Miller, W.K.Thomas, Sarah Tolmie and others. I’ve been impressed by all these poets and am trying to learn from them to improve my own poems. Their poems are good models for future poets.

  2. Gord Higginson

    Speaking of UWaterloo poets, does anyone have any more information about the unfortunate Environment Faculty students who had their poetry stolen a few years ago in a car-break-in? Difficult and recondite Canadian poet Anne Carson had critiqued their material. Were the poems ever recovered? Were they published? And who were the poets? Perhaps the readers can share their knowledge about this situation.

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