On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182 was en route from Montreal to Delhi via London when a bomb detonated killing all 329 people onboard. It was the worst terrorist attack in Canadian history, and until 9/11, it was the worst airplane attack ever recorded.

gritLIT is honoured to host a very special reading commemorating this event with critically-acclaimed novelists Padma Viswanathan and Farzana Doctor.

In Memory of…Air India 182

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015                                                                                      at Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St N, Hamilton

Doors open at 7:00pm, Readings start at 7:30pm

Tickets: $10 in advance or $12 at door. To purchase advance tickets, please click here.

Padma Viswanathan‘s first novel, The Toss of a Lemon, was published in eight contries, a best-seller in three and a finalist for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize (Regional) for a first book. She will be reading from her second novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, finalist for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author of two previous novels: Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement, which won a Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award. She will be reading from her third novel, All Inclusive, which will be published by Dundurn Press in September 2015.


gritLIT 2015 is just around the corner, and we want you to join us, so we’re giving away a weekend pass! Enter the ticket giveaway below by following the simple instructions. If you’re not on social media, don’t worry! Just email jessica@gritlit.ca to be entered. Put “gritLIT Ticket Contest” in the subject line. The gritLIT Weekend Pass gets you in all #gritLIT2015 events (excluding workshops and the literary salon).

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