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Meet You At The Bookstore – Authors for Indies – Saturday May 2nd, 2015

This Saturday, across Canada, authors will be on-site at an independent book store near you. It’s our way of showing support for the work Indies do by selling our books, and by supporting launches, readings, and literary salons. Come meet some of your favorite local authors at  three stores in the Hamilton-Burlington area: Bryan Prince Bookseller, Different Drummer Books,…

Storytelling In Hamilton – Spring 2015

For decades, Hamilton was characterized as a lunch-bucket town, or worse yet as the arm-pit of the Niagara Escarpment. These days nothing could be further from the truth: Hamilton has become a hotbed of literary activity thanks to gritLIT, LitLive, and independent bookstores. gritLIT, Hamilton’s Readers and Writers’ Festival which started in 2004, has blossomed into an event…

Give It A Rest!

The winter months have traditionally been my time to write. I hunker down, throw on a cape, steep tea, and spend hours at my computer. The next day I re-write everything from the day before, and then begin anew. The process goes on for months and I love it. Inevitably, the first signs of spring provoke anxiety. Lengthening days…