Upcoming Events

  1. Call for Submissions, Hamilton Youth Anthology (Vol. II)

The Hamilton Youth Anthology is an innovative initiative by Ink Movement Hamilton to generate exposure for emerging writers, artists, and photographers. Youth ages 12 to 24 living in the Hamilton-Wentworth region (including Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, and Flamborough) are invited to submit up to 3 original works, as long as the guidelines below are followed. Once all submissions are received, youth editors will select the most notable works for the second volume of a book that will be published by Wolsak & Wynn. Ink Movement Hamilton is grateful for the support of its Vol. I partners, including McMaster University, Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and Hamilton Public Library.


  • An individual cannot submit more than 3 works per anthology, including writing, art, and photography. Works previously published elsewhere are not eligible for this anthology.

  • Please ensure that all submitted pieces are your own work.

  • Eligible youth should either live, attend school, or work in the Hamilton-Wentworth area. Youth whose permanent place of residence is in this region (but who currently reside elsewhere for school or work) are also eligible.

  • Poems must not exceed 35 lines. Short stories or essays must not exceed 1000 words. Please do not include profanities or inappropriate references. Accepted text file formats: .doc, .docx

  • Photography and artwork must be in black-and-white. Accepted image file formats: .jpeg, .png

  • Optional: Artwork can be accompanied by a 150 character max. caption (including spaces) that best suits your piece.





February 9, 2016


Please email inkmovementham@gmail.com

Past Events

  1. Arts Cafe

    What: A peaceful, fun, creative environment where you can study, read a book, draw, write, and       more. Free coffee and snacks will be provided.

    Where: Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, 38 Emerson St., Hamilton

    When: November 29, 2014 from 1-3pm

    2.  Hamilton Youth Anthology, Vol. 1 Book Launch

    What: An opportunity to celebrate the contributors to our inaugural anthology in Hamilton,           featuring author readings and book signings.

    Where: Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W.)

    When: Monday, September 21 from 7-8:30 pm

    3.  McMaster Book Swap 2015

    What: In collaboration with MacGreen, Ink Movement Hamilton hosted a McMaster-wide book     swap to encourage reading and sustainability. Over 100 books were swapped! The remaining             books were donated to a local Hamilton library. 

    Where: McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) Clubspace Boardroom

    When: November 11, 2015 from 10 am-2:30 pm