"I wanted to acknowledge the significance of the Blue Metropolis Foundation, as a source in my search for
bettering my writing prowess and skills."
-Frank Borsellino, member
Why are you a member of Blue Met? Let us know!
"I really enjoyed it. I think it will help my writing."
-student participating in an educational programme
Registered Charity Number: 88516 8948 RR0001
Cheques can be made out to Blue Metropolis Foundation and mailed to:
661 Rose-de-Lima, bureau 201 - Montreal, QC - H4C 2L7
For membership information, please contact William St-Hilaire, at 514-932-1112, ext. 39 or by e-mail:
$35 Allows four children to attend a Children's Festival event for free
$50 Covers city transfers for an international author invited to the Festival
$100 Allows two students to participate in an educational programme such as Quebec Roots
$200 Covers the fee for an author invited to the Children's Festival
1. To help sustain a multilingual literary festival with an international reputation, held in Montreal.
Blue Metropolis Festival is unique! Where else can you find, under one roof, authors and festival goers who get to experience their love of literature in English and French, as well as in Arabic, Italian and Spanish, and often at bilingual events?
2. To join the effort to prevent young people from dropping out of school and to help them escape poverty.
For years, Blue Metropolis has been working to promote reading, not only to develop the imaginations of passionate young readers and to encourage linguistic duality, but also to keep young people from dropping out of school, which can lead to social isolation and poverty. Over the years, we have reached out to more than 16,000 young people in classrooms across Canada.
3. To help young people at risk.
Through new digital platforms and using the power of words, we are working to counter anorexia, bullying, suicide and homophobia. Learn more about our platforms at bluemetropolis.org/breakingdownbarriers
4. To bring down intercultural barriers.
A number of the Festival’s activities favour cultural inclusion. Among those activities are ALMEMAR, a new magazine that gives voice to young authors and journalists in the Jewish community, and the 2013 Festival’s African Literature track.
5. Because giving leads to health and happiness!
In his essay The Art of Being Kind, Swedish author and oncologist Dr. Stephan Einhorn points to several studies which have shown that being generous leads to greater satisfaction and a longer life.