April 14th 2018 11:00 AM - April 14th 2018 12:00 PM

CanLit REALLY Is a Raging Dumpster Fire: Mainstage event with Alicia Elliott, Carrianne Leung and Jael Richardson

150 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

CanLit REALLY Is a Raging Dumpster Fire: Mainstage event with Alicia Elliott, Carrianne Leung and Jael Richardson


On April 14th, join Jael Richardson, Alicia Elliott, and Carrianne Leung at gritLIT festival!

CanLit REALLY Is a Raging Dumpster Fire
Last year, Tuscarora writer and activist Alicia Elliott published an article entitled CanLit is a Raging Dumpster Fire following events that sparked outrage throughout the CanLit community. The piece voiced frustrations with a Canadian writing culture plagued by elitism and exclusion — and recent events, including those here at GritLit, continue to reveal a culture in need of change. Where do we go from here? Alicia Elliott and author Carrianne Leung sit down with Jael Richardson, founder of the Festival of Literary Diversity, to dissect and discuss the messy world of Canadian Literature.  

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.

Interested in attending the full weekend? Festival passes are one of the best deals going, allowing you to attend our 14 mainstage events at less than half the cost. Purchase your weekend pass here!


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.