gritLit 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

I'll write more about gritLIT after the weekend is over, but in the meantime, here's the schedule! Please go check it out. It's one of the best festivals the city has to offer.

Friday, April 5, 2013 
7:30pm - Voices from the Edge
Explore the world of the societal outcast with award-winning novelists Tamas Dobozy(Siege 13), Rawi Hage (Carnival) and Cordelia Strube (Milosz). 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 
1:00pm - Pictures, and a (Few)Thousand Words  
Graphic novelists Scott Chantler (Two Generals) and Nina Bunjevac (Heartless)share their ground-breaking books.
2:45pm - gritLIT Contest Winners (Free Admission)
Join two winners of last year's gritLIT writing competition, JonArno Lawson and Stan Rogal, as they share excerpts from their winning works.
3:30pm - Canada: Beyond Peacekeeping
A no-holds-barred discussion about Canada's changing military role in the 21st century withNoah Richler (What We Talk About When We Talk About War)Jamie Swift (Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety) and Scott Taylor (Unembedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting).           
7:30pm - An Evening of Intrigue
Readings - with a few suprises along the way - from acclaimed mystery writers Jill Downie (A Grave Waiting), Maureen Jennings (Beware This Boy) and Robert Rotenberg (Stray Bullets).

Sunday, April 7, 2013
1:00pm - Great Things Come in Short Packages
Celebrate the art of the short story with Cary Fagan (My Life Among the Apes), Miranda Hill (Sleeping Funny) and Carrie Snyder (The Juliet Stories).
2:45pm - In Conversation with... (This is a pay-what-you-can event.)
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award-winning author Rawi Hage talks about living and working as a writer in Canada.
3:30pm - Survivor Stories 
Grace O'Connell (Magnified World), Alice Petersen (All the Voices Cry) and Madeleine Thien (Dogs at the Perimeter) present three gripping tales of tragedy, loss and survival.
7:30pm - Closing Night Cabaret (This is a pay-what-you-can event.)
griLIT partners with LitLive for a gala closing night caberet with a little something for everyone! 
Live music provides the introduction for fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Allison Baggio(In the Body), Susan Glickman (The Tale Teller)Mark Leslie (Haunted Hamilton),Moez Surani (Floating Life), Matthew Tierney (Probably Inevitable) and Natalie Zina Walschots (Doom: Love Poems for Supervillains)

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