Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival

Festival dates

  • 22nd Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival: May 1st to 6th, 2020
  • 13th TD – Blue Metropolis Children’s Festival: April 25th to May 3rd, 2020

Box office:
Ticket prices: A number of events are free of charge. Tickets cost between $8 and $30.
Press conference: March 30, 2020 at 5 p.m., Hotel 10 (10 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal)


Since the festival’s inauguration, storytelling has been one of our not-to-be-missed events

Blue Metropolis is one of North America’s most important multilingual literary festivals.
International prizes, author events, readings, writing workshops, talks, literary performances and exhibitions are on offer each spring, in Montreal, for the enjoyment of those who love literature and the exchange of ideas. For over 20 years, Blue Metropolis has presented the very best in international, Canadian and Quebec literature, with increasing success.

Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasures of reading and writing and encourage 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 the classroom and online. Because reading and writing are more than entertaining pastimes, these programs use them as therapeutic tools, to encourage academic perseverance and fight against poverty and social isolation.