Every donation counts! Help Blue Metropolis Foundation to maintain its educational programs and her International Literary Festival by making a donation.
Donate with a cheque
Download, print and fill out the donation form, HERE.
Make the cheque 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 TUNED IN TO MONTREAL’S RICH DIVERSITY, THANKS TO AN INTERNATIONAL, MULTILINGUAL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Blue Metropolis Festival is an international literary event that takes place each spring. In 2019, it brought together 275 authors from 25 countries. Our programming offered 230 events in 17 languages, including an entire series devoted to the LGBTQ community, and reached over 120,000 people. Blue Met is a wonderful way to immerse oneself in language, literature and a range of other works, while widening one’s horizons and encountering people from other cultures. During the four or five days of the Festival, Planet Literature goes into orbit right here in Montreal.
TO ENCOURAGE ACADEMIC PERSEVERANCE AND COMBAT PREJUDICE
Blue Metropolis Foundation’s social and educational programs offer children an opportunity to take part in innovative literary activities. In 2019-2020, our specialists in writing, photography and storytelling will facilitate a number of workshops designed for the young and not-so-young. These workshops always result in wonderful projects that promote self-esteem, help people to better understand each other, and foster an interest in reading and writing.
TO OPEN UP A DIALOGUE ON SOCIAL ISSUES
Each year, Blue Metropolis Festival takes into account a number of current social issues when developing some of its literary events. Through interviews, writing workshops and talks on topics as varied as sexual diversity, ecology, social inequality, feminism, and the relationship between society and religion, the Festival’s programming encourages dialogue, through literature, on contemporary social issues. In 2020, the Festival will pursue its reflection on social inequality, a vital topic that leaves no one indifferent among those taking part in the discussion, be it novelists, poets, philosophers, thinkers or economists.
TO MAKE INDIGENOUS VOICES HEARD
Each year, the Festival promotes Indigenous voices that contribute to the richness and vibrancy of our literatures. The Blue Metropolis First Peoples Literary Prize, a highlight of this series, features a major North American Indigenous author and their work. The series also includes a number of events (roundtable discussions, talks, literary performances, student essay writing competition, etc.) that present First Nation writers, with the aim of bringing them together with non-Indigenous readers. In Canada as elsewhere, these Indigenous literary voices are varied and remarkable. They captivate, they perturb. They speak of life’s beauty, of its grandeur and fragility. Blue Metropolis provides an opportunity for them to be heard.
TO CONVEY A LOVE OF READING AND WRITING TO YOUNG CHILDREN
It’s common knowledge: reading and writing are very beneficial for children’s development and growth. That’s why, each year, Blue Metropolis offers programming for children and teens that includes a wide range of activities (readings, workshops, meet-and-greets) that aim to be both fun and educational. The wonderful “Lire pour guérir” series returns, offering children who are sick or have reduced mobility an opportunity to experience memorable meetings with authors. Overall, no fewer than 100 free activities will once again be offered to parents and children in the Greater Montreal area and on the South Shore, as part of Blue Metropolis’ children’s programming, which now takes place all year round.
Dear donor, we know that you are very generous and that you don’t expect to receive anything in return. All the same, we would like to express our gratitude by thanking you publicly and by inviting you to come celebrate with us the opening of Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival. For any gift of $50 or more, you will receive a tax receipt and your name on our website, in the “Thanks to our partners” section. For any gift or cash contribution worth $250 or more, you will receive a tax receipt, as well as your name on our website, in the “Thanks to our partners” section, inside the official Festival brochure, on our free-standing Festival banners and in Blue Metropolis Foundation’s annual report. For any gift or contribution worth $500 or more, you will receive, in addition to the visibility benefits, an invitation to attend the unveiling of the Festival’s programming, the opening event and the cocktail reception.