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gritLIT is 20 in 2024

Hamilton’s readers and writers festival is four days of readings, panels, interviews and workshops – and Margaret Atwood. gritLIT, Hamilton’s readers and writers festival, is 20 years old and has welcomed more than 400 of Canada’s best-established and emerging authors over the years. Running April 17 to…
Arts + Culture

Hamilton Reads for the holidays

Choosing the perfect book for a special someone on your list can be overwhelming, so we’ve created a list featuring some of our favourite recent reads — all by authors with a Hamilton connection. This holiday season, give the gift of local literature!  Chrysalis Anuja Varghese Since…
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Paige Maylott delivers a vulnerable memoir that delves deep into her trans coming-out story and her battle with cancer.  My Body is Distant, the absorbing debut memoir by Hamilton’s Paige Maylott, is an intimate look at identity and self-discovery set against the backdrop of both real and digital…
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Andrew F. Sullivan’s near-future horror story The Marigold tells of a city haunted by the dead. The Marigold is the story of a city eating itself.  Set in Toronto in the not-so-distant future, a sentient fungal mould, known as the Wet, has infiltrated the city’s infrastructure. Most cases…
City Life

A golden mission for Hamilton Literacy Council

The Hamilton Literacy Council is marking 50 years of empowering Hamiltonians with reading, writing and numeracy skills. The Hamilton Literacy Council (HLC) is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the city. Even though nearly half of Canadian adults have inadequate literacy skills, most who are…