April 18 – April 23, 2012.
The Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing. Here is Shtetl’s listing of events that feature Jewish authors, filmmakers and literary critics.
Bilingual Cities, Bilingual Identities
April 19, 5:30 pm. Panel discussion. 10$
Montreal academic and teacher
Sherry Simon and Barcelona resident
and crime writer Teresa Solana
discuss the nature and challenges of
the bilingual city. With translator and
critic Hugh Hazelton.
Crime Writing: Hot Art and Montreal
April 19, 7:00pm. Literary show. 10$
Author Joshua Knelman provides a
fascinating overview of the state of
international art theft, from Los Angeles
to Scotland Yard to the efforts
of one of the best art theft units in
the world at the Sûreté du Québec.
Master Class on Translation with Donald Winkler – Part 1&2
April 21 & 22, 10:00 am. Workshop. 60$ for both days.
Translation is a bridge to another
world, and it is the supreme openended
word game, where meaning,
music, and rhythm vie for primacy.
Through our work on a sampling of
passages, we will explore some of its
possibilities. For registration details
workshops or 514 932-1112 ext 33
Love to All, Irving: the Letters of Irving Layton
April 21, 2:00pm. Literary Show. 10$
A Blue Met exclusive! One hundred
years after his birth, Montreal poet
Irving Layton is as controversial as
ever. Bon vivant, womanizer, contrarian
and major poet, his legacy at
home remains complicated by stories
of his combative personality. McCord
Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St. W.
Some other events to consider:
Talisman Theatre Presents: Theatre in Translation – April 19, 3:00pm, 7$
Becoming a Writer – April 22, 2:30 pm, 10$
Visit the Festival Website for more information on locations and other events.