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gritLIT – Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival

April 16, 2020April 19, 2020

gritLIT is Hamilton’s annual literary festival, a four-day celebration of Canadian authors. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has built a reputation with readers in the Golden Horseshoe as a place to get “up close and personal” with their favourite authors and to discover new voices.

gritLIT brings together diverse voices – the biggest Canadian authors, up and coming talent, and local Hamilton writers – in a series of readings and themed events. The festival’s mandate is one of accessibility for both authors and audiences. gritLIT puts a focus on local authors, giving them the exposure to readers that they richly deserve.

The festival includes readings at local schools including French language presentations. And gritLIT ticket prices are among the lowest of any Southwestern Ontario literary festival.

Learn more here.


April 16, 2020
April 19, 2020


Homewood Suites By Hilton
Homewood Suites By Hilton, 40 Bay St. S.
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0B3 Canada
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