Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Tues. Jan. 13 7.30p.m., Bread & Roses Cafe, 27 King William Street.
Katrina Simmons, a writer for more than thirty years finds that writing is a solitary pursuit, but behind every published writer is a team of people: editor, copy editor, proofreader, publisher, marketer, maybe even a retailer, webmaster, or broadcast network. They set a deadline for your words, have their own idea about what will make your work appeal to your target audience. How does this environment affect your message, and the way you feel about the creative process?

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Tues. Dec 9, 7.3op.m. Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street. Gather round with your ghost stories in the company of good spirited storytellers. Everyone is welcome to scare us with a story you wrote or have read.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Nov 11 2008
, 7.30p.m at Bread & Roses Cafe, SkyDragon Centre, 27 King William Street.
Take a look back in history as Margaret Houghton shares with us "Hamilton at War: On the Home Front". Ms. Houghton is the Special Collections archivist at the Hamilton Public Library and author of several books including Hamilton: Panorama of Our Past, Downtown Hamilton: The Heart Of It All and The Hamiltonians.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Re-reading the classics

LitChat meets on Tues Oct 14 2008 Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Str., Hamilton. J.S. Porter will take us back to find the magic of the classics. He is the author of The Thomas Merton Poems, Spirit Book Word: An Inquiry into Literature and Spirituality, and Thomas Merton: Hermit at the Heart of Things. He also writes book reviews for the Literary Review of Canada and the Globe and Mail.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Poetry of Loss

Tues. Sept 9 2008, 7.30p.m. 27, King William Str., Hamilton
Poet and publisher James Deahl will share "The Poetry of Loss". Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, James Deahl has been living in Canada since 1970 and has taught creative writing and Canadian literature. He now lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jean Rae Baxter talks about PLAYING WITH SHAKESPEARE

Tuesday June 10, 7.30p.m., Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street.
How many thousands of people have owed their livelihood to Shakespeare? How many books have been devoted to the plays he wrote, or didn’t write, or may have written? How many theories have there been about his love life, his religion, and the years for which no records exist? Now, with Looking for Cardenio, Jean Rae Baxter has entered the lists. In this mystery novel she examines the puzzle surrounding a play last seen in 1613. There are scholars who would sell their soul for an authentic manuscript of Cardenio. There are others who would kill.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Tues. May 13, 7.30-9.00p.m. at SkyDragon Centre, 27 King William Street, Hamilton. Paul Sutherland visits from England and will lead us into UK poetry. He is the editor of the poetry magazine Dreamcatcher.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Tues April 8, 7.30p.m.SkyDragon Centre, 27 King William Street, HamiltonJeanie MacFarlane discusses recent and upcoming trends in fiction and non-fiction and how those efforts ripple out into other areas of popular culture such as film and new work on the net.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Tues March 11, 7.30p.m. at SkyDragon Centre, 27 King William Street, Hamilton.Meet Maureen Whyte, the publisher for Seraphim Editions. Have your questions answered and also get her vision and feel the pulse of publishing in Hamilton.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Rescheduled to April 8.