Posted: September 11, 2018
Logo for Waterloo Reads : battle of the books

We have an amazing line-up of local celebrities and community builders ready to convince you at Waterloo Reads : the battle of the books on October 15th that “their” book should be your next read.

Waterloo Reads is a fun night of debate, trash talk, draw prizes, delicious refreshments and possibly the most lively book 8 “Champions” from our community will debate the merits of 8 awesome books. At the end of the evening, attendees will vote for the book they think everyone in Waterloo should be reading this year.

This year we are making things REALLY interesting by asking our Champions to choose the book they will be defending at Waterloo Reads. 

  • Lori Campbell, University of Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre – “Halfbreed” by Maria Campbell
  • Lynn Macaulay, Initiative Coordinator with the Homelessness & Housing Umbrella Group (HHUG) – “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
  • Matt White, Green Light Arts – “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers
  • Pam Patel, MT Space – “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline
  • Sharon Lloyd, Waterloo Regional Police Service – “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter
  • Tarique Plummer, WLU Students’ Union President & CEO – “Adults in the Room” by Yanis Varoufakis
  • Bashar Jabbour, Spoken Word Poet – “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
  • R.J. Johnston, 98.5 CKWR – “Mythos : the Greek myths retold” by Stephen Fry

Registration is not required for this event which takes place at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in UpTown Waterloo. Parking is free. To learn more visit