Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hamilton Room, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library
Be ready to read a story that you like and want to share with us on a cold and dark December evening. This is also the time when you are welcome to read a story you have written, in the presence of very attentive listeners.

Monday, October 7, 2013

On Tuesday NOVEMBER 12 LitChat supports the Hamilton Literary Awards

LitChat is cancelled for November. You are encouraged to attend the Hamilton Literary Awards. Details below are taken from the Hamilton Arts Council's website.

The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of our city’s published authors. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Literary Awards celebrating the achievements of local literary figures.
Starting this year, Awards will be presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in a variety of categories including Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. This year will also mark the inaugural presentation of the Kerry Schooley Book Award. This award will be given to the book that is most evocative of the City of Hamilton and/or surrounding area and has been named in honour of the late Kerry Schooley who was a tireless advocate for literary arts in Hamilton.
This year, in addition to the Kerry Schooley Book Award, the Literary Awards will be recognizing two outstanding authors in the areas of Fiction and Non-fiction Books.
The Short List for the 20th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards have been announced! The finalists for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction are:
Hamilton Illustrated, by David Collier
Haunted Hamilton, by Mark Leslie
Empty Cradle, by Diana Walsh
The finalists for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Fiction are:
Come Back, by Sky Gilbert
Sleeping Funny, by Miranda Hill
Small Medium at Large, by Joanne Levy
The finalists for The Kerry Schooley Award are:
A Private Man, by Chris Laing
Shirts and Skins, by Jeffry Luscombe
The Fishers of Paradise, by Rachel Preston
We are pleased to present the 20th Anniversary of this annual awards celebration and we want you to be a part of it!
WHEN: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013; doors open at 7:00 PM; ceremony begins at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St.
TIX: Admission is FREE and all are welcome
INFO: call us at 905.481.3218 or email Stephen at stephen@hamiltonartscouncil.ca