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Elena Dakka – The ‘Queen of Crime Fiction’ Viveca Sten

The ‘Queen of Crime Fiction’ Viveca Sten Written By Elena Dakka     “I wonder what other lawyers think about when they’re on vacation. Do they have homicidal thoughts as I do?”     Viveca Sten on how the inspiration for the Sandhamn Murder series came.     Viveca Sten is one of the most…

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April 6, 2018

Qurat Ain – Lee Maracle: The Literary Activist

Lee Maracle: The Literary Activist Written By Qurat Ain   As it has done in the past to acknowledge the efforts and works of different authors from varying backgrounds, this year’s Blue Metropolis First Peoples Literary Prize recognizes the fascinating and thought-provoking novels and essays written by Lee Maracle. It is an award, made possible…

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April 6, 2018

Curtis McRae – Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops: Tailored to the Next Generation Written By Curtis McRae   For this year’s 20th anniversary, Blue Metropolis has procured events for the emerging and established writers alike. Whether you’ve been published or are entering the scene with little to no experience, this year’s festival will host workshops ranging from the initial stages of…

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April 6, 2018

Curtis McRae – Beyond Literature

Beyond Literature : Events Designed for Every Walk of Life Written By Curtis McRae     Despite its prestigious acclaim as an international literary festival, Blue Metropolis has contrived various activities intended for audiences with interests beyond reading. Among the heavy literary based curriculum, all thespians, musicians, storytellers and foodies alike will find entertainment amongst…

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April 6, 2018

Curtis McRae – The Sweeping Sounds of the Spoken Word

The Sweeping Sounds of the Spoken Word : Authors Reading in Their Mother Tongue Written By Curtis McRae   We are born to naturally be in tune with sound; it is through living, habituation, and the focus on certain languages overs others that we lose touch with this innate ability. It is only around 8…

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April 4, 2018

Qurat Ain – The Poetics of Blue Metropolis Festival

The Poetics of Blue Metropolis Festival Written By Qurat Ain   Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about   Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense (Rumi).…

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April 4, 2018

Elena Dakka – The Blue Metropolis Festival Introduces a New Prize

The Blue Metropolis Festival Introduces a New Prize Written By Elena Dakka   Focus on yes, on the woman’s eyelids Caress not silence, not word Focus beyond. Hold me back.   Nicole Brossard “Smooth Horizon of the Verb Love” from Selections   The 20th edition of the Blue Metropolis Festival introduces for the first time…

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April 4, 2018

Curtis McRae – Literary Prize Winner Charles Taylor

Literary Prize Winner Charles Taylor: Recipient of the 2018 Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prize Written By Curtis McRae   On Saturday April 28th at 14h in the alumni auditorium of Concordia Universities Hall Building, prominent philosopher and eminent literary icon Charles Taylor will be receiving the 20th anniversary edition of The Blue Metropolis Literary…

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March 27, 2018