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Local Lit

Literary Programs at HPL

  • A great place to find out about what's going on in Hamilton's fantastic literary art scene, hosted by the Hamilton Public Library, including book clubs, authors events, writing workshops, and more!

Lit Live

  • Hamilton's monthly reading series supported by Arts Hamilton. Readings are the first Sunday of each month.

The Hamilton Poetry Centre

  • Established more than 20 years ago, the Hamilton Poetry Centre has been conducting poetry workshops and hosting readings by well-established and rising Canadian poets.

Literary Journals

The Antigonish Review

Arc Poetry Magazine



Event: The Douglas College Review

The Fiddlehead

Hamilton Arts & Letters

Literary Review of Canada

The Malahat Review

Festivals and Reading Series

Art Bar Poetry Series

Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival

Write On Bowen!

Calgary Spoken Word Festival

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival

Eden Mills Writers' Festival

Edmonton Poetry Festival

The Festival of Literary Diversity

gritLIT: Hamilton's Literary Festival

International Festival of Authors

LitFest Alberta: Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival

North Shore Writers Festival

Ottawa International Writers Festival

Poetry London

Sleeping Giant Writers Festival

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival

Tree Reading Series

Winterset in Summer Literary Festival

Word on the Street Halifax

Word on the Street Kitchener

Word on the Street Toronto

WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival

Words on the Water: Campbell River Writers' Festival

Word Vancouver


Resources for Writers

Associations, Groups, Funding and Courses


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