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THE BLUE METROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL TAKES TO THE STREETS of Montreal, the Eastern Townships, Contrecoeur, the Saguenay and elsewhere in Quebec.

Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival has launched 6 literary walking tours to get residents and visitors out into the spring weather. Each self-guided walking tour comes with a podcast made up of original texts written especially for the tour; some read by the author, others narrated by professional actors. With these incredible companions at your side, you’ll (re)discover the nooks and crannies of Montreal and Quebec. The walking tours are broken up into easy segments, depending on your time and inclination. This is an invitation to roam, listen, read, daydream, catch enticing smells on the wind, view the St. Lawrence and the sky, and to give yourself a breather—outdoors. Or, sit back and enjoy an inspired aural visit to this lively, diverse, creative metropolis.

Four literary walking tours in Montreal - Montreal Shopping & Books takes a novel look at the city with original contributions from its authors. There will be stops along Saint Catherine Street West, at the Jean-Talon market, the Hochelaga district, the South-West, and in other Montreal boroughs. The tour focuses on books and bookstores that offer a personal touch, stylish dresses, and designers. The various itineraries were put together by participating authors and bloggers, including Monique Polak, Samuel Larochelle, Gabrielle Delamer, and G L O W Z I, among others. Marzia Pellissier and Christian Robert, co-founders of Marcheurs de Montréal, offer an expansive walking tour of city streets starting from Old Montreal. Various tours in English and French.


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Festivals, News, and Exhibits:

Montreal Is Hosting Its First-Ever 'Japan Week' With Street Food & A 'Mini Market'. Montreal food lovers missing their glory days of restaurant hopping rejoice: YATAI MTL, a festival dedicated to Japanese food and culture, is back with Japan Week, a mixture of both online and in-person events from June 7 to 13.

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, YATAI MTL has organized a food tour instead of holding the annual event in a public park in the Mile-End. Plus, a Shiba Inu party! Here are the details.


There is a new outdoor photo exhibition at the heart of Montreal’s Chinatown highlighting the history and heritage of Montreal’s Sino-Culture. We speak with the artistic director of this exhibition. The exhibit is along La Gauchetière and will be on until October of this year:

Learn more about Montreal’s Chinatown from Jason Lee:


The Conseil des arts de Montréal’s new major event

MONTRÉAL, April 26, 2021 - The Conseil des arts de Montréal is pleased to launch Nos indispensables (Our essential artists), a brand-new event that will celebrate the inspiring initiatives of the Montréal artists, collectives and arts organizations that have been giving us hope throughout this pandemic. After a particularly challenging year for the arts community and to lift our spirits before summer, Nos indispensables (Our essential artists) event will take place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 12 to 1:15 p.m. and will be available online for free.


Béatrice Noël

Project manager - Corporate Events

514 280-2931


Ah, delicious!


Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine.

Lillian Bassman Barbara Mullen Blowing Kiss, 1950 Gelatin silver print Collection of Lizzie and Eric Himmel, New York

Through over 150 works, explore how photography, graphic design, and popular magazines converged to transform American visual culture from the 1930s to the 1950s.


Vote, Vote, Vote! From Carol Rabinovitch:

My daughter, Marnie Consky, is in the running for the Trailblazer Award in Entrepreneurship, as stated below.

I am so proud of her with the successful business,

She invented the most comfortable slip shorts. - Carol

I'm hoping you can spare a minute to vote for me in the 2021 Revolution Her Awards. I applied for the Trailblazer Award in Entrepreneurship, which recognizes women entrepreneurs who show dedication and commitment to community, and the overall betterment of people and/or planet locally or globally. I'm in some great company! Voting is just 1 part of the application process since a panel will make the final decision based on my application.

Voting is simple:

1. Click on this link to vote for me:

2. Submit your email and vote (you DO NOT have to opt-in to receive email updates)

3. Confirm your email address on the first vote cast only - please double check your 'other' or spam folder

You can vote daily, casting 1 vote per day until June 6th.



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