“Writers are notorious for being solitary,” says April Ford, a creative writing major at Concordia. “As a writer you have to be able to read in public, because the public wants to be engaged with the writer.” Hence, the ideal forum to vocalize one’s literary talents and interpretations is the annual Writers Read at Concordia series.
It dates back before Concordia University’s Sir George Williams and Loyola campuses merged in 1975. The series, in collaboration with the Blue Metropolis Literary Series and Lower Canada College, invites primarily Canadian established and emerging authors, to read from their work and deliberate with the general public.
The Blue Metropolis Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization in 1997. It organizes activities such as readings, on-stage conversations, literary cabarets, and storytelling year round, under the umbrella ‘Blue Metropolis Literary Series’. Moreover, it offers educational programs for students from primary to c