April 12th 2018 07:00 PM - April 12th 2018 08:00 PM

Strangers Among Us: Mainstage event with Linden MacIntrye & Carrianne Leung

8.00 - 10.00
150 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Strangers Among Us: Mainstage event with Linden MacIntrye & Carrianne Leung


On April 12th, gritLIT welcomes award-winning authors Linden MacIntyre and Carrianne Leung.

Strangers Among Us

Pierre Cormier came to Canada as a refugee from Lebanon, but it is not until he is declared dead, five years after his mysterious disappearance, that his son Cyril starts to question his father’s identity. A Scarborough subdivision, populated by newcomers from around the world, appears to be the Canadian dream until a series of sudden catastrophes show that not everyone’s dream comes true. Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntrye and Toronto Book Award finalist Carrianne Leung share stories about dreams, hard truths, and characters searching for a home.

About gritLIT

gritLIT is Hamilton’s annual literary festival, a four-day celebration of Canadian authors. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has built a reputation with readers in the Golden Horseshoe as a place to get “up close and personal” with their favourite authors and to discover new voices.

gritLIT brings together diverse voices – the biggest Canadian authors, up and coming talent, and local Hamilton writers – in a series of readings and themed events. The festival’s mandate is one of accessibility for both authors and audiences. gritLIT puts a focus on local authors, giving them the exposure to readers that they richly deserve.

The festival includes readings at local schools including French language presentations. And gritLIT ticket prices are among the lowest of any Southwestern Ontario literary festival.

General Information about prices:

Mainstage Events: $10 

Mainstage Events (Student/Senior): $8 

Writing Master Classes: $20 

Festival Pass: $60 Festival Pass. Festival Passes are one of the best deals going! A festival pass will get you into all 14 mainstage events at less than half the cost of individual tickets. Festival passes do not include admission to Writing Master Classes. 

Festival Pass: (Student/Senior): $50 Senior (65 and over) and Student discounts are available for all Mainstage Events and Festival Passes. Student ticket holders will be required to show a valid student ID at the door. 

Festival Event Descriptions

•   Mainstage Events include all readings, panel discussions, talks and onstage interviews. 

•   Writing Master Classes offer established and emerging writers a chance to hear advice from some of Canada’s best authors in a small group setting. 


Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

It's encouraged to save your tickets to your phone by downloading them or taking a screenshot, however you may also print your tickets before arriving to the event.