Blue Metropolis and its partners are pleased to offer parents and children a new daily online rendezvous: the Blue Metropolis Cosy Story Hour, featuring 10 authors, 10 tales, each morning at 10, starting April 10, 2020!
Each day, from April 10 to 20, 2020, Quebec children’s authors and friends of the Festival will take turns, during each episode, communicating their love of children’s literature and inviting the very young to explore the magical world of stories and tales. From Indigenous legends to all things enchanted, while not forgetting the ABCs, this delightful interlude will appeal to the whole family and entertain the very young during this period of confinement.
Each 20-minute episode of Blue Metropolis Cosy Story Hour will be broadcast live on Facebook Live. To access this live broadcast, just subscribe to Blue Metropolis Foundation’s Facebook page.
The youth literature is also the Young Adult literature….
Discover what Monique Polak one of the most prominent YA authors and participants of the Cosy story hour have to say.
The stories, read by the authors themselves, will demonstrate yet again the variety and richness of children’s literature, and in particular, that of Quebec and Canada. In addition, a number of the topics are in keeping with the values promoted by Blue Metropolis Foundation, such as diversity, social integration, education, and self-esteem, and will provide opportunities for engaging in interesting discussions as a family.
“Cozy Hour” continues thanks to ELAN
An extended version of the project is made possible thanks to the generosity of ELAN (English Language Arts Network) which funds the fees of 5 English-speaking authors from Quebec.
These authors will be on our “virtual” spot-light for the delight of children and parents from April 20 to 25.
- When: daily from April 10 to 20, 2020, at 10 a.m.
- Duration: 15 to 20 minutes
- How: via Facebook Live (go to Blue Metropolis’s Facebook page, subscribe and, from your profile, click on Live Video to find our feeds. You can comment and interact in real time.
- Cost: free
- Language: multilingual (mainly francophone and anglophones authors)
To prolong the pleasure: titles to be read will be available online as e-books, from various independent bookstores throughout Quebec, when they are able to re-open.