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gritLIT is proud to present an intimate evening with internationally-acclaimed author Lawrence Hill. Click here for details.


2016 Early Bird Weekend Passes now available

Pick up a weekend pass at these fine retailers:

More authors announced for gritLIT 2016

Jon Chan Simpson • Danila Botha • Pamela Mordecai • Daniel Scott Tysdal • Joanna Lilley • Emily Urquhart • Giles Blunt • Kim Echlin • John Terpstra

These authors join our existing lineup, which includes: Camilla Gibb • Anakana Schofield • Nino Ricci • Helen Humphreys •  Terry Fallis • Russell Smith • Plum Johnson • Bernadette Rule • Rachael Preston • Gary Barwin

gritLIT writing contest DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We’ve received so many fabulous entries that we just couldn’t bear to stop them from coming in. We’ve extended the deadline until Monday, January 4, 2016 to give you more time to send us your favourite work. We can’t wait to read your poetry and short fiction and share it with our judges, including Terry Fallis and Matthew J. Trafford, who will be on the judging panel for Short Fiction category, and Chris Bailey, who is part of the Poetry judiciary. Click here for all the contest details >>

First round of gritLIT lineup announced


We are very excited to release the gritLIT 2016 line-up so far. Between April 7-10, we’ll be welcoming the following authors to Hamilton: Camilla Gibb, Anakana Schofield, Nino Ricci, Helen Humphreys, Terry Fallis, Russell Smith, Plum Johnson, Bernadette Rule, Rachael Preston, and Gary Barwin.

We’ll have many more author announcements and our workshop series announcement in the coming weeks. In the meantime, pick up your gritLIT 2016 Weekend Pass at J.H. Gordon, Bryan Prince Bookseller, and Epic Books.

Let’s Meetup

Your gritLIT MeetUp Writing Group is back. For complete details about upcoming events, visit our Meetup page here >>