Canadian Literary Projects Collection Reading Series

About the Reading Series

In 1992, the Canadian Literary Collections Project launched a Public Reading Series to provide a venue for the work of both established and emerging writers, with special emphasis on those of the Maritime region. The reading series was also intended to raise the profile of creative writing on the Dalhousie campus as well as in the Halifax community.

Since 1992, the series has featured many excellent authors such as Karen Connelly, Don Domanski, Richard Cumyn, Harry Thurston, and Carole Glasser Langille. We sometimes push the envelope of "creative writing" to include such folks as local artists (Tom Forrestall), songwriters (Dan MacKinnon), filmmakers (Glenn Walton), and translators (Dalhousie professor Betty Bednarski).

Readings are usually held on the 5th floor of the Killam Library in the charming University Archives & Special Collections Reading Room, and are always lively and inspiring.  

Past Readings

Cassette tapes of author readings are available by request at the Information Desk in the 5th floor reading room of the Killam Library. Author names are hyperlinked for those readings with video links.

Year Date Author
2017 March 7 R.W. Gray
2016 March 1 Binnie Brennan
  October 4 Andy Wainwright
2015 January 14 William Kowalski
  March 10 James Raffan 
  November 10 Darren Greer
2014 March 4 Douglas Gibson
2013 March 26 Rachel Lebowitz & Zachariah Wells
  November 26 Russell Wangersky
2012 March 8

Rebecca Kraatz

  November 29 David Adams Richards
2011 March 24 Anne Simpson
  November 17 Kathleen Winter
2010 February 18 Matt Robinson
  September 30 Nicole Dixon &
Danny Jacobs
  October 25 Shandi Mitchell
2009 March 12 Carol Bruneau
  October 14 Douglas Arthur Brown
  November 17 Sue Goyette,
Carol Langille,
Carolyn Smart
  November 24 Randall Maggs
2008 March 13 Don Domanski
  October 28 Don Hannah
2007 February 1 Jackie Torrens
  October 19 Linda Little
  January 19 Glenn Walton
  March 9 Jonathan Campbell
  October 20 Donna Morrissey
2005 March 9 Jason Holt
  October 27 Edward Riche
2004 January 7 Michael Unger
2004 March 10 Heidi Priesnitz,
Heather Pyrcz
2001 January 25 Jeanette Lynes
  October 18 Richard Cumyn
2000 January 20 Sue Goyette
  March 9 Peter Sanger
  October 19 Susan Haley,
Alison Smith,
J.J. Steinfeld
1999 January 21 Kathy Mac
  March 4 Alf Silver
  November 18 Penny Ferguson &
Andrew Steeves
1998 January 15 Tom Forrestall
  March 12 Betty Bednarski
  October 15 Dan MacKinnon
  November 19 Kent Thompson
1997 November 6 Carol Langille
1996 January 15 Carol Bruneau, Pam Donoghue, Ken Ward
  January 18 Jim Bennet
  March 7 Donna Smyth
1995 January 19 Harry Thurston
  January 21 Rita Joe
  February 16 Brian Bartlett, John Castlebury, Lynn Davies, Deirdre Dwyer, Carol Langille
  April 6 Allan Cooper
  September 21 Walter Borden
  November 23 Deborah Joy Corey
1994 February 17 Margaret Hammer, Darcy Rhyno, Kay Tudor
  March 10 Nicole Brossard, Daphne Marlatt
  April 14 Lesley-Anne Bourne, Richard Lemm
1994 October 20 Joe Blades, Richard Cumyn, Deirdre Dwyer
  November 24 Christopher Heide
1993 January 21 Andy Wainwright
  February 18 David Woods
  April 1 Sue Kerslake
  June 17 Brian Bartlet
  September 30 Norman Levine
  October 14 Claudia Gahlinger, Sue MacLeod, Eleanor Schonmaier
  December 9 Karen Connelly
1992 October 8 Maxine Tynes
  November 19 Astrid Brunner