April 28 to May 8, 2022Over 250 participants in more than 150 events

International and local writers | films | discussions on Ukraine and its literature featuring Oksana Lutsyshyna and Andrey Kurkov | 20 new podcasts

Trailer- A peak at Blue Met 2022

Everything is changing, constantly speeding up. What to do? How about taking some time for books and reading… For its 24th edition, Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 8Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival is pleased to return to enriching, in-person programming (May 5 to 8) coupled with virtual encounters (April 28 to May 4). “We are delighted to reach beyond Montreal with our extensive online programming, and are eager to welcome back audiences and participating authors for thought-provoking live events. This year, along with a focus on the juxtaposition of science and literature, we also honour Ukrainian authors and the power of the written word to promote change,” said William St-Hilaire, Blue Metropolis Executive and Artistic Director. Event venues include Hotel 10, the Grande Bibliothèque and McCord Museum.

Our era is experiencing upheavals on a number of fronts; environmental, social and individual. Do ecology and the human species have a common future? And now with the recent attacks on Ukraine, war is back in Europe. Have we arrived at a crossroads? The Festival offers some answers to these questions, and to this year’s theme—Planet, society, people: what age are we?Throughout the course of 10 days, over 250 participants from Quebec, Canada and abroad are set to converge on Montreal to meet, read, discover and reread. There’s a wide variety of events in store, with full programming described at bluemetropolis.org/2022festival/.


Christopher DiRaddo (Quebec)

Andrea Bajani (Italy),