Each spring gritLIT hosts a multi-day literary Festival in Hamilton celebrating Readers and Writers!

“About gritLIT:
Now in its 18th year, 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.”– GritLit.


2022 Event Information: April 21-24th, 2022. 

4 days
24 authors
26 events
7 writing workshops

gritLIT: Hamilton’s Festival for Readers and Writers is thrilled to announce our 2022 line-up, featuring readings, panels, interviews, interactive events and writing workshops.
We are also so pleased to announce a return to live programming. While gritLIT 2022 will be primarily online, it will also feature five in-person events at the Homewood Suites by Hilton.
gritLIT is an intimate festival lets you get up close with your favourite authors (and discover new voices, too)
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