International and Local Writers Offer Writing Workshops for Adults at Blue Met

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Montreal (April 12, 2011) – This year’s 13th Blue Met Festival features writing workshops by four well-known and international and local writers, covering topics as diverse as electronic writing and children’s books. On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on both days), Kate Pullinger will teach a two part course on electronic writing in the digital age. Pullinger is best known for her novel The Mistress of Nothing, winner of the Governor General’s Award. On Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on both days), British writer Anne Fine (author of Madame Doubtfire) will teach a two part course on writing children’s books.

The two courses above include lunchtime with the author (each participant is responsible for purchasing his or her own lunch). Cost for the courses above is $60. Participants are asked to mail a sample of their work to Blue Metropolis by April 21. More information is available online.

On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.), American writer Deborah Baker (author of A Blue Hand: The Beats in India) will teach a two-part course on writing for plot and character.

Finally, on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.), Montreal writer Peter Dubé (author of Subtle Bodies) will teach a two part course on developing narrative space and believable characters.

The cost for the courses above is $30. Tickets are available through the Admission network. More information is available online.

About the Festival
The 13th Blue Metropolis Literary Festival will take place from April 27 to May 1, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Select Montreal Centre-Ville. This year’s event features close to 200 activities and more than 200 writers and artists, representing 12 countries and seven languages.

Blue Metropolis Foundation
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. The Foundation produces multilingual literary activities, such as the Blue Met International Literary Festival, the Blue Met Children’s Festival, the International Literary Series, and education programmes for young people.

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For more information, please contact:

Isabel Brinck | Director of Communications
Blue Metropolis Foundation | 514-932-1112, ext. 24

For media relations, please contact:
Christopher DiRaddo | cd@christopherdiraddo.com | 514-806-5087