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Send it, with your cheque make out to Blue Metropolis Foundation, to 661 Rose-de-lima Street, suite 204, Montreal, (QC), H4C 2L7.

 

Registered Charity Number: 88516 8948 RR0001

 

 

Why support Blue Metropolis?

 

TO BE IN STEP WITH MONTREAL’S CULTURAL DIVERSITY
BY WAY OF AN INTERNATIONAL AND MULTILINGUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL

Blue Metropolis Festival is a world-class literary event that brings together some 300 authors, artists and hosts from over 15 countries. Its programming includes close to 300 events that take place in over 10 languages. This is an event where on can become totally immersed in language, literature and a variety of works in order to expand the mind and explore the world. During the four days of the Festival, Montreal becomes a literary planet unto itself. Last year, the Festival reached over 120,000 individuals (including partner events and exhibitions). The 21st edition of Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival will take place May 2 to 5, 2019.

 

TO ENCOURAGE ACADEMIC PERSEVERANCE
AND OVERCOME PREJUDICE

Blue Metropolis Foundation’s educational and social programs allow young people to participate in innovative literary activities. In 2018-2019, our specialists in writing, photography and storytelling will facilitate a number of workshops for the young and not-so-young. Each of these workshops will present exciting projects that promote self esteem, lead to a better understanding of others and encourage a love of reading and writing.

 

TO OPEN UP A DIALOGUE
ON SOCIAL ISSUES

Each year, when planning its literary events, the team at Blue Metropolis Festival examines a number of major social trends. Through interviews, writing workshops and talks on a variety of topics, such as sexual diversity, society and religion, feminism, and aging, the Festival’s programming encourages discussion, through literature, on current social issues. In 2019, the Festival will explore the on-going fight against social inequality, a topic of vital importance that will leave no one indifferent – writers, poets, philosophers, thinkers and economists – among all those who will join the discussion.

 

TO ALLOW INDIGENOUS VOICES
TO BE HEARD

2019 is UNESCO’S International Year of Indigenous Languages and the UN’s International Year of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Festival’s “Indigenous Literatures” theme promises to be a substantial one, with plans to explore Aboriginal literatures from around the world. It goes without saying that the Blue Metropolis First Peoples Literary Prize will figure prominently in this series. In both Canada and abroad, literary Indigenous voices are varied, and remarkable. They captivate, they perturb. They speak of life’s beauty, of its grandeur and fragility. The 2019 edition of Blue Metropolis Festival presents a number of Indigenous voices in a series that promises to lead to exciting discoveries.

 

TO FOSTER A LOVE
OFREADING AND WRITING TO OUR CHILDREN

Everyone agrees: reading and writing are very beneficial for children. That’s why, each year, Blue Metropolis goes to great lengths to offer children and teens programming that involves a great variety of activities (such as readings, workshops, author meet-and-greets), which are both entertaining and educational.
For example, the wonderful series, Lire pour Guérir returns for a 3rd edition, in order to present memorable encounters with authors to children who are sick or have limited mobility. Overall, no less than 100 free activities will be offered to children and parents throughout Greater Montreal and on the South Shore during the TD-Blue Metropolis Children’s Festival, which will take place April 26 to May 5, 2019.