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Reflections on Writing a Family’s Journey Through Palliative Care – An Afternoon Discussion at Westdale Public Library

Tuesday February 16, 2016 at the Hamilton Public Library, Westdale Branch – 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Author and nurse, Bonnie Lendrum, could have chosen a lighter topic than palliative care for her first novel, but she didn’t. Instead, she chose to write about something that worried her…how we as a society manage end-of-life care. Lendrum will combine readings…

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…

Between The Pages – The Night Before the Giller Prize

Joy. Pride. Satisfaction. Pleasure. I experienced every one of these feelings this evening as I listened to the Giller Prize finalists speak about their writing processes, and then again as they  read their from their works.  Koerner Hall was a perfect venue. It offers an intimacy that is unparalleled for a large venue. And by…