Saturday, December 29, 2018

Lit Live Reading Series for January 6th! Linda Frank, John Terpstra, Sue Bracken, David Alexander, Lauren Peat, Rosa Aiello!

Come help us kick off 2019 in grand literary style.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

December! Claire Humphrey, Nicola Winstanley, Nairne Holtz, Jessica Webb, Aaron Giovannone and Mark Truscott

December's amazing LitLive.

Note: as of November, LitLive is charging $10 admission for a fantastic evening of 6 writers. This is as a result of us no longer receiving Canada Council funding for the year. But ten bucks? That's like a movie ticket, or a latte and a muffin or a hipster beer. Or fifteen thousand of pieces of confetti and where ya gonna use them?

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Alas, the Lit Live Reading Series did not receive the funding for the operating grant from the Canada Council for next year (2019) that it applied for. As a consequence, some of the author fees and travel funding that has been promised for future readings cannot be honoured. We will do our best to maintain our programming, which includes having six readers per evening, ten months of the year, and collaborating with Hamilton’s gritLIT Writers Festival in April 2019.

However, our finances are seriously stressed at this time and future events will have to be reorganized to cope with this shortfall in revenue. Lit Live is a not-for-profit event which has served literary audiences in Hamilton and visiting authors for almost 25 years. We will adjust in the face of these developments, however significant reorganization will be necessarily in the short term.

And do not despair! All of our future readings will go ahead in some form.

If you are an author with a pending reading at Lit Live at the Staircase Theatre on Dundurn Street North, we’d be grateful if you could please contact us to see if your reading slot is affected.

Thank-you for your understanding.

We can be contacted via:
or susanes {at symbol] sympatico [dot} ca

Sunday, May 6, 2018

June reading!!!!!!

Nathaniel Moore, Shari Kasman, Stephen Heighton, Michael Knox, Anne McDonald, Daniel Perry!!

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Adam Dickinson, Anita Dolman, Kateri Lanthier, James K. Moran, Karen Smythe, and Trevor Cole!