Grit Lit, Hamilton, ON: Hamilton Writes, Sunday April 9, 2017 @ 1 p.m.  Art Gallery of Hamilton and on the same day at Drafts and Drafts (4:30 pm at Mills Hardware) Marnie reads with authors Wayne Grady, Merilyn Simonds, and three Hamilton writers from their latest works-in-progress as the closing event for the Grit Lit Festival. Tickets include one drink. $12 advance, $15 at door.

6-Minute Memoir, Saturday May 6, 2017, doors open 7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, admission by donation, fundraiser.