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The University of Waterloo knows that you can't learn everything from books. That's why we work hard to bring in local and best-selling authors to talk about their latest works.

Upcoming Events

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Recent Events

Dr. Vershawn Young and Dr. Frankie Condon

Join Drs Young and Condon as they discuss their recent work "Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication". Presented by the Writing and Communication Centre and the Book Store.

The Writing Centre at 40 Celebration & Speaker Series:
Terry Fallis "Writing in the Digital Age"

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of five national bestsellers.

John Greenwood
Reading the Humanities: How I Lost My Modernity

Launch of John Greenwood’s newly released Reading the Humanities: How I Lost My Modernity.


Anne Innis Dagg "Smitten by Giraffe"

Launch of Anne Innis Dagg's newly released autobiographical book "Smitten by Giraffe".

The Writing Centre at 40 Celebration & Speaker Series: Nora Young, host of "Spark" on CBC Radio

The Writing Centre’s 2016-2017 Speaker Series highlights the broad field of communication and its intersections with politics, culture, media, technology, and our digital lives.

James Retallack 
"Democracy in Disappearing Ink: The Politics of Exclusion in Germany before Hitler"

Arriscraft Lecture: Nathan Storring
"Vital Little Plans: Jane Jacobs on Cities, Economics and Ethics"