gritLIT Readers & Writers Festival
gritLIT 2020 runs from Thursday, April 16 to Sunday, April 19. The opening night special event, Margaret Atwood at Playhouse Cinema, takes place at Playhouse Cinema, 177 Sherman Ave. N, Hamilton. All other gritLIT events take place at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 40 Bay St. S, Hamilton.
Homewood Suites by Hilton and Playhouse Cinema are both accessible to people with mobility devices. All gritLIT events at Homewood Suites by Hilton take place on the 2nd floor (elevator access). Accessible washrooms are available.
There is a municipal parking lot on the north side of Homewood Suites by Hilton and an Impark lot on the south side. Please Note: Due to an event at First Ontario Center, event parking rates will be in effect in these lots during the festival. Both the City Hall Parking Lot and the Jackson Square Parking Lot are less than 350 m from the hotel.
Playhouse Cinema has an 18-space private parking lot on the north side of the theater. There is also free parking on Sherman Avenue North and on all nearby side streets, and there are two municipal parking lots nearby. For full details, please visit
Ticket holders can request a refund up to seven days in advance of the start time of the ticketed event. Weekend Pass Holders can request a refund up to April 10, 2020 (seven days in advance of the first included event). Eventbrite fees, which are included in the price of tickets and passes, will not be refunded.
If a gritLIT event is cancelled by the organizers for any reason, refunds minus Eventbrite fees will be issued to all ticket holders. We regret that we cannot issue refunds for events that are missed due to weather, traffic or other factors beyond our control unless the event is cancelled.