2023 BLUE METROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
25 YEARS ALREADY
Even as it builds on many years of rich literary programming, the Blue Metropolis Festival has its sights set on what lies ahead. The theme of the 2023 edition was “The Future.” What will the coming decades hold? What will become of the planet, of democracy, identity, languages, people, of our imagination? To discuss these questions, the Festival welcomed authors, thinkers, and artists whose work hinge on these crucial issues.
The 25th anniversary theme is the future: the future of borders, the future of democracy, the future of literature, the future of identities, the future of the planet. Not for nostalgia, but with curiosity, vigour, an appetite for knowledge, debates, literature, books, and diverse voices—new, experienced, dissonant, disturbing, necessary.
Twenty-five years ago, when she created the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival along with a few others, Linda Leith wanted to bring cultures and languages together through literature, beyond the usual divides. Already, Blue Met was looking to the future. And 25 years later, the adventure continues.
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More than 200 authors and guests, 140 events in no less than 9 languages, in person or online, have been proposed in 2023.
Discover our virtual programming: documents, interviews and discussions on contemporary issues.
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WORDS OF SUPPORT
In 2023, we asked the following question: What novel do you believe will have become a classic in 25 years? And for what reasons?
DISCOVER OUR SPOKESPERSONS
In spring 2023, the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival celebrated its 25th year. Three eminent spokespersons, all well-established literary authors, were selected for this very special edition.
THANKS TO THE BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION’S MAJOR PARTNERS WHO SUPPORT THE 2023 FESTIVAL AND OUR 2022-2023 EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS
MERCI AUX PARTENAIRES MAJEURS DE LA FONDATION METROPOLIS BLEU QUI SOUTIENNENT LE FESTIVAL 2023 ET NOS PROGRAMMES ÉDUCATIFS ET SOCIAUX 2022-2023