FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Doing More with Less
“Words that Matter” is the theme of the 11th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, to be held from April 22 to 26, 2009 at the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel. The five-day event will focus on “words worth writing, works worth reading, writers worth quoting, texts worth teaching – all words that can make the world a better place.” Blue Met and the Italian Canadian community have worked well together over the years and Metropolis Azzurro, which showcases the writing of Italians and Italian Canadians, has grown from year to year. Staples of Metropolis Azzurro include events organized by the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, writers from Italy, launches, and more. Our own Accenti Magazine Awards – now in their fourth year at Blue Met – will be held on Friday, April 24th at 7:30. Also not to be missed at Blue Met 2009 is the inaugural Blue Metropolis Azzurro Literary Prize, which will recognize a writer of Italian heritage for his or her contribution to literature at the international level.
Reading matters! The magazines and books we read make a difference in our lives. And writing matters, particularly in our hi-tech age and its pervasive search for shortcuts to getting a message across (witness the mangled syntax of text messaging!).
Join us at the Accenti Magazine Awards to meet the winners of our writing and photo contests. Visit www.accenti.ca for details. For a complete program of the 11th Blue Metropolis Festival, visit www.bluemetropolis.org.
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