Monday, December 7, 2009


Tues Jan 12 2010, 7.30p.m. at Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street. Voice your thoughts on poetry, why you like them or why you don't, and why you choose to write poetry if you are a writer. The topic READING POEMS AS A PATH TO WRITING POEMS with Marilyn Gear Pilling will be rescheduled to another date.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Tues DEC 8, 7.30p.m. at Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre,27 King William Str. It is our yearly tradition at LitChat to gather around for and with stories to warm up the evening. Bring a story to share with us if you have one.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Giller Night" at the Sky Dragon

Tues NOV 10, 7.30p.m.
Bread & Rose Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Str, Hamilton.
"Giller Night" at the Sky Dragon Centre. A discussion on books and your views on Canadian writng. Our previous scheduled discussion on NewFoundland Writing with Jeanie MacFarlane will be moved into 2010.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Tues Oct 13, 7.30p.m.
Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre.
27 King William Street.
If newspapers are dying, where do the next Charles Dickens-es come from? And is it just the newspaper, or are all forms of printed text in danger of extinction or, at best, ghetto-ization? Our guest host Jeff Mahoney has been a writer/reporter/columnist with The Hamilton Spectator for 21 years. He has done a number of jobs from visual arts writer and reviewer to humour columnist. Jeff also teaches an English course at Brock University in St. Catharines, called Reporting And Writing For The Mass Media. He was born and raised in Montreal and lives in Hamilton with his wife and two children.

Monday, June 15, 2009

When Translation Must Become Interpretation

Tues. Sept 8 7.30p.m., 27 King William Street, Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre.
Poet and editor James Deahl explores the main problem with translating Classic Chinese poetry. Born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he has been living in Canada since 1970 and has taught creative writing and Canadian literature. James Deahl now lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

James Strecker on Poetry, death and horrors beyond words

June 9, 7.30p.m, Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street.
Manitoba-born James Strecker is the author or editor of two dozen books, a human development consultant trained and certified in the Intensive Journal, Focusing, and Graphoanalysis, a retired publisher and college professor, a freelance journalist, columnist, workshop presenter, occasional artist, and Director of Creativity Unlimited Consulting.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Tues May 12, 7.30p.m. at Bread and Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street. Adam Getty, author of Reconciliation and Repose will lead the discussion on the future of poetry. This is a follow-up to The Way Poetry Goes.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Tues April 14, 7.30p.m.-9p.m. Bread & Roses Cafe, 27 King William Street.
… an open discussion for poets and anyone interested in the direction poetry is going and its significance now in our culture. Is poetry a more personal form of expression above other written forms? How much do we value poetry? Do people care for it? All are welcome to share and learn in the discussion.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Tues March 10, 7.30p.m. Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street.
Many contemporary fiction writers have drawn successfully from true crime. What are the concerns writers face when using such potent real world material? Sally Cooper, author of the novel Tell Everything, will discuss true crime in fiction, referring to works by such authors as Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, AM Homes and Lynn Crosbie.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Clubbing Resolutions and the Benefits to Book About

Tues Feb 10, 7.30p.m., Bread & Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street. Sophie Gorski and Joan McGaw from the Hamilton Public Library introduce the new programme for this spring, the Book Club Roadshow.