A Message from our Artistic Director

On behalf of gritLIT, I sincerely apologize to Alicia Elliott, Nick Mount, Elaine Dewar, Dana Hansen from Hamilton Review of Books and to all the Canadian authors, booklovers and publishing professionals we have hurt and disappointed with the “Is CanLit a Raging Dumpster Fire?” event that was scheduled for our upcoming festival.

Without making excuses, we want to acknowledge that we made mistakes in the planning and promotion of this event. We have reached out to Alicia Elliott to offer a personal apology and open conversation.

We truly regret the mistakes made and we commit to doing better in the future.

Jennifer Gillies
Artistic Director