Grit Lit was started in 2009 by Tim Lay and Amy Zamarripa Solis. The idea was to promote a literary night based in Brighton that focused on writing and authors from the edgier side of the tracks.
Fiction and non-fiction feature on the bill. Grit Lit format: 8 writers, reading their work in 15 minute slots. The nights are hosted by Geoff Westby.
In 2010, Grit Lit was voted Best Literature Event at the Brighton Fringe awards. Over the course of time it has helped to launch authors’ careers as well as featuring established authors.
In 2011 Grit Lit joined forces with other Brighton based literary promoters (The Story Studio and paragraph Planet) to launch Flash Lit, an annual Brighton Digital Festival event.