gritLit

@BarBaraPrz (17588)
St. Catharines, Ontario
April 2, 2013 12:32pm CST
I was reading the morning paper and came across an article about a literary festival here in Hamilton. It's called gritLit. Not once in the article did it explain what that meant. I looked it up online, and even their own website doesn't give a definition of "gritLit". The nearest they came to enlightening me was mentioning that Hamilton is "often thought of as a gritty city". This is just one example. Often in notices of upcoming events, date and time may be mentioned but rarely an address other than, say, such-and-such hall. Not to mention the price of admission. (Oh, wait, they don't mention the price of admission. Guess that would be free advertising.) And I have read some articles where a person is only referred to by their last name. What are they teaching in journalism school these days?
4 responses
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
2 Apr 13
It could be that this organization or whatever it is, doesn't want it publicly known?. I wonder what it is and what they celebrate.
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@BarBaraPrz (17588)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Apr 13
It's a festival of authors. There'd be readings and discussions about books, authors and other literary things. Nothing secret.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
2 Apr 13
Sounds rather boring .
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
3 Apr 13
I read so many articles that use short forms or initials but don't explain what it means. They don't have to say it a dozen times, just at the beginning when they first mention the event or organization. Everything is assumed which in this day and age is much harder to do. How long did it take you to know what BTW means? There are still a lot of people who don't know what LOL means, so what makes writers think everyone knows what GritLit is? KidLit, ChickLit... those are givens. I can only assume that GritLit is a form of horror... unless they are just referring to stories that take place in Hamilton.
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@BarBaraPrz (17588)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Apr 13
Some of the authors attending this are mystery writers, such as Jill Downey and Maureen Jennings.
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Apr 13
To avoid the real news and issues and put up a lot of smoke and mirrors mostly. But wait, this wasn't a political article...
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@BarBaraPrz (17588)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Apr 13
Oh, there's politics in everything.
• China
3 Apr 13
If it consists of grit and lit.Nowadays some tend to purposely turn simple things into mysteries.
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