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gritLIT - Hamilton's Literary Festival

  • Date: Thursday, April 08, 2010
  • Time: 7:00
  • Location: Various (AGH, Skydragon)
  • Contact: Noelle Allen
  • Email: noelle.allen@wolsakandwynn.ca
  • Phone: (905) 972-9885

(from the press release) With gritLIT only a couple weeks away it’s time to share some of our excitement about this year’s incredible line-up. Friday night we have Colin McAdam reading from his Giller nominated book Fall, and Giller prize-winning author Bonnie Burnard reading from her latest work Suddenly.

Hamilton’s own Lawrence Hill will be reading from his multi-award-winning book The Book of Negroes on Saturday, with renowned Montreal author Monique Proulx.

Poetry lovers are in for a double dose of brilliance with Governor General award-winning author David Zieroth reading on Thursday night with our own Chris Pannell, and Griffin award- winning author A.F. Moritz reading on Sunday night in our Festival Wrap Up.

A.F. Moritz will also be holding a poetry master class on Saturday, April 10th, for those poets who would like a chance to study with him.

gritLIT is also known for bringing up-and-coming authors to Hamilton. This year we are welcoming Hassan Ghedi Santur, who will be reading from his breakout novel, Something Remains. But we are also welcoming back local authors such as Jenn Farrell, who grew up in Grimsby, but now lives in Vancouver.

Jenn Farrell will be reading from her short-fiction collection Sugar Bush, on Sunday, April 11th and will also be giving a short-fiction writing workshop on Saturday, April 10th called “Drop the Needle: Music as influence and inspiration in fiction.”

Hamilton itself takes centre stage on Saturday, April 10th in this year’s non-fiction panel, How History Makes a City. Adrienne Shadd will be discussing her book The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton and James E. Elliott will contribute by considering Hamilton’s role in the war of 1812, which he studies in his book Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813. Author Glenn McArthur will join in with his thoughts on architecture, from his book on Hamilton based architect John M. Lyle.

Please go to www.gritlit.ca for times, dates, and locations.

All tickets for individual events are only $5, at the door, and festival passes are only $20 and can be had in advance at Mixed Media on James North and Bryan Prince Booksellers in Westdale.


Posted by jasonaallen

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