FRIDAY, APRIL 16 The Butterfly Effect 3:30 p.m. | Reading In chaos theory, one small change can have a rippling effect — just like a butterfly fluttering its wings. In new novels by Dennis Bock and Brent van Staalduinen, the past and present collide, wielding unexpected consequences. In each page-turning book, readers are asked to imagine what might happen if the past could be undone. Hosted by gritLIT Program Advisor Ann Y.K. Choi,
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 Drafts & Drafts 3:30 p.m. | Panel Each year, gritLIT closes the festival by inviting guest authors to share a never-before-read piece of writing with our audience. This year, our popular Drafts & Drafts event will feature readings by Hamilton authors as they share an exclusive glimpse into a work in progress and discuss their city, their inspirations and what's next for them. Grab a beer – or the beverage of your choice – sit back and enjoy what promises to be a very lively conversation. This is a free event. Featuring Gary Barwin, Jane Christmas, Denise Davy, Krista Foss, Dallas Hunt, Amanda Leduc, Pasha Malla and Brent VanStaalduinen. Co-hosted by gritLIT Artistic Director Jennifer Gillies and gritLIT Board Member Anuja Varghese.