Morris House Reading Series

Morris House Reading Series

The Morris House Reading Series brings both established and up-and-coming authors to Bishop’s University to present their work, answer questions, and meet with the audience during the informal reception that follows.

The Series is currently being supported by the Quebec Writers’ Federation, Bishop’s University Academic Enrichment Fund, Bishop’s University Bookstore, Canada Council for the Arts, and Bishop’s University Speakers Committee. The Series is also one of the founding members of the Literary Umbrella of Quebec (LUQ), a coalition of English-language Quebec literary promoters that shares its resources for the benefits of writers, students, organizers and the general public.

Dr. Linda MorraAuthors who have previously visited us for the Series are listed in the Morris House Reading Series archives. You can also visit
our Photo Gallery. For more information about the Morris House Reading Series or upcoming readings, contact its organizer, Dr. Linda M. Morra.

Linda Morra is a Professor of English at Bishop’s University and was the 2016-2017 Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies at UCD, Dublin. She has been directing the Morris House Reading Series since 2008.

The 2021-2022 reading series includes the following:

Events are free and open to the public. Books are available for advance purchase at Doolittle’s co-op on campus. Morris House Reading Series gratefully acknowledges the Speakers’ Committee for its funding and support.

Elise Moser

Elise MoserFriday, November 5, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Online (email lmorra@ubishops.ca to register)

Elise Moser is the author of three books, including her YA novel Lily and Taylor, which was named to the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014 list by the American Library Association. She is a freelance editor, coordinates the Atwater Writers Exhibition, and has led writing workshops for the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) and the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival. She serves on the boards of the QWF and PEN Canada, the writers’ organization that advocates for Freedom of Expression. Her nonfiction book for kids, What Milly Did (2016), tells the story of the woman who invented plastics recycling. Her novel for adults, Because I Have Loved and Hidden It, appeared in 2009.


Erin Wunker

Friday, November 26, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Online (email lmorra@ubishops.ca to register)

Erin Wunker teaches, researches, and writes in Mi’kma’ki where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University. Her areas of interest include feminist theory, poetry, and poetics as well as literary and cultural production in Canada. She is the co-founder and managing editor of the feminist academic blog Hook & Eye: Fast Feminism, Slow Academe, and the co-director of the Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series. With Sina Queyras and Geneviéve Robichaud she is the co-editor of Avant Desire: A Nicole Brossard Reader (Coach House), with Bart Vautour, Travis Mason, and Christl Verduyn she co-edited Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Contemporary Canadian Poetry and Poetics (WLUP), and with Hannah McGregor and Julie Rak she is the co-editor of Refuse: CanLit in Ruins (Book*hug). She is the author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life (Book*hug).

Photo credit: Bart Vautour