Violet Metropolis: LGBTQ writers at Blue Met @ Montreal, QC, Canada, Montreal [du 26 au 29 avril]

Violet Metropolis: LGBTQ writers at Blue Met


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26 - 29
avril
19:00 - 19:00

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Montreal, QC, Canada
Montreal, Quebec
Once again, Montreal’s International Literary Festival (April 20-29, 2018) will feature a special series on LGBTQ literature, featuring on-stage interviews, public readings, panel discussions, and a new national literary prize.

With: Kamal Al-Solaylee, Marie-Christine Arbour, Nicole Brossard, Denis-Martin Chabot, journaliste / auteur / comédien / acteur, Amber Dawn, Christopher DiRaddo, Matthew Hays, Catherine Hernandez, Daniel Mendelsohn, Casey Plett, Guy Verville, Thomas Waugh, Shannon Webb-Campbell and Joshua Whitehead.

Our partners: Air Canada, Never Apart

EVENTS / ÉVÉNEMENTS

1) Jeudi 26 avril, 19h – 20h
Prix Violet Metropolis bleu: Nicole Brossard
Présenté par Air Canada

Joignez-vous à nous pour la première édition du Prix Violet Metropolis bleu remis, pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre, à une écrivaine canadien issu de la communauté LGBTQ. La remise du prix sera suivi d'un entretien sur scène. Animation: Denis-Martin Chabot.

Lieu: Never Apart (7049, rue St. Urbain)
Admission: 10 $
Plus d'info: facebook.com/events/1354018728077787

2) Friday, April 27, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
The Violet Hour reading series

An evening of short readings by LGBTQ writers. Featuring Kamal Al-Solaylee, Amber Dawn, Daniel Mendelsohn, Casey Plett and Joshua Whitehead. Hosted by Christopher DiRaddo.

Venue: Stock Bar (1171 Rue Sainte-Catherine East), 18 and over
Admission: $5
More info: facebook.com/events/1622514131118441

3) Saturday, April 28, 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Outside the Margins: Community, Representation and Resilience

Four Canadian writers speak about their latest books and about the power they find in writing about the lives of the underrepresented. With Amber Dawn (Sodom Road Exit), Catherine Hernandez (Scarborough) and Casey Plett (Little Fish). Hosted by Shannon Webb-Campbell.

Venue: Never Apart (7049 St. Urbain)
Admission: free
More info: facebook.com/events/796262327227010

4) Saturday, April 28, 4 PM – 5 PM
Hard to Imagine: Thomas Waugh on Teaching as Activism

After four decades at Concordia University, professor Thomas Waugh retired last year. We take the opportunity to retrace key moments in his legendary career, as he challenged academia, wrote or co-wrote fourteen books, broke new ground around sexuality studies in Canada, and inspired several generations of artists and activists. Hosted by Matthew Hays.

Venue: Never Apart (7049 St. Urbain)
More info: facebook.com/events/2010388495849587

5) Dimanche 29 avril, 10h – 11h30
Brunch littéraire pour les famille LGBT

Animée par la comédienne Fanny LaCroix, l'activité bilingue mise sur pied en collaboration avec la Coalition des familles LGBT s'adresse aux familles LGBT au Québec. Au menu: toutes sortes de bonnes choses à manger, à raconter, à dessiner. Invitation aux familles LGBT – Inscription à [email protected] avant le 10 avril.

Lieu: Hotel 10 (10, rue Sherbrooke Ouest)
En français et en anglais
Plus d'info: facebook.com/events/1548739738578125

6) Dimanche 29 avril, 16h – 17h
Juste un peu de gris ou la sagesse avant la beauté

Crèmes antirides, colorants capillaires, régimes amaigrissants! Vieillir gai, lesbienne, bi ou trans dans la littérature. Une discussion sur le vieillissement dans la communauté LGBTQ, et un regard sur la façon dont le sujet est traité par les écrivains invités. Avec: Marie-Christine Arbour, Nicole Brossard et Guy Verville. Animateur: Denis-Martin Chabot.

Lieu: Hotel 10 (10, rue Sherbrooke ouest), Salle St-Laurent
Admission: 8 $
Plus d'info: facebook.com/events/787079408168332

BLUE METROPOLIS AT A GLANCE

Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing, and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding. The Foundation produces an Annual Literary Festival of international calibre and offers a wide range of educational and social programs year-round, both in classrooms and online. These programs use reading and writing as therapeutic tools, encourage academic perseverance, and fight against poverty and social isolation.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Air Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served approximately 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada supports events, initiatives or organizations that helps bringing Canada’s communities together, through the celebration of the following pillars of our society: Official Languages (or Bilingualism), Canada's First Nations, Diversity & Inclusion, Equity & Leadership, Peace & Social Justice, Regional and International Economic Growth, Youth and other community events or initiatives.

Never Apart is a non-profit organization in Montréal, Québec, Canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.
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