International Literature Festival
10, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H2X 4C9
Leah Marie Dorion is a Metis writer and artist currently living near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her artwork celebrates the strength and resilience of Indigenous women and families. Leah is also a published children’s book author and illustrator. Several of her Metis cultural books are available through Gabriel Dumont Press in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Strong Nations Publishing in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Recently, Oscardo https://www.oscardo.com/collections/leah-dorion an online gift shop located in Toronto, Ontario began distributing products and fashions featuring her unique style of art works. Leah has a passion for early year’s education and is currently working with the Metis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) to develop Metis cultural early years resources for children and families. She is a proud member of CARFAC which is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. Visit www.leahdorion.ca for more information about her artistic practice.
“Create the world you want to live in”
RULES OF THE “RACONTE-MOI TA RÉGION” CONTEST
The contest is open to young people and adults in the three spotlight regions this year – Chaudière-Appalaches, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.
Participants can submit their choice of photo or text!
Photos must be send by e-mail to email@example.com NO LATER THAN August 16. Photos received after this date will not be accepted.
Writing a text – Contest closed
Applications are now closed.
The winning entries and photos will be published on the Blue Metropolis website.
Important: By submitting their texts and photos, participants consent to the publication of their texts and photos on the Blue Metropolis website and social networks.
Our new Indigenous Story Time series brings Indigenous authors into schools and libraries. Actor Marco Collin, star of the Radio Canada series Pour toi Flora, and author and visual artist Christine Sioui Wawanoloath will share stories that explore themes related to ecology and traditional Indigenous knowledge. These activities for grade school students are presented free of charge. These Indigenous storytelling activities will take place in late April 2023 at libraries in St-Charles, Saul-Bellow and Mercier, all located in riverside neighbourhoods of Montreal, as well as in Contrecœur.
Indigenous story times featuring Marco Collin
Indigenous story times featuring Christine Sioui Wawanoloath
In 2022-23, the series was enriched by a special two-class visit at Mère Marie-Rose in Contrecœur that featured Nicolas Bérubé, a biologist associated with the Port of Montreal. Workshops facilitated by Caroline Barber followed this visit and empowered students to make use of poetry to express their points of view on these animals.
Schedule for 2022-23 maritime series workshops, facilitated by Caroline Barber (school activities closed to the public)