This past week, Drawn & Quarterly had the honour of being the official bookseller of Blue Metropolis 2016! An annual literary festival that takes place over the course of one week, Blue Met is a multilingual, multi-venue festival that brings in over one hundred authors, writers, translators, and educators every year. With a pop-up librairie installed at Hotel 10 (Blue Met's official venue), and with events taking place throughout the city, all of us at D&Q had an exciting, whirlwind week.
With the festival's top honours going to Anne Carson, Gayas Hachem, Thomas King, Valeria Luiselli, and Abdourahman Waberi, and with excellent talks by Eleonor Wachtel, Joseph Boyden, and Heather O'Neill (to name a few), Blue Met 2016 was an eclectic, and unquestionable success. Thank you again to the authors, participants, and the relentless and talented Blue Met team for having us.
Check out a few of our festival snapshots below!
(Attendees at the Linda Leith Publishing event)
(Kate Beaton's fat ponies guarding the bookstore)
(Panel for the Leonard Cohen heritage event)
(Setup for the Walrus Talks: Resilience at Concordia University)
(McGill's Repercussion Theatre performing and discussing Julius Caesar)
(Panel for event "Endless Revolution: Mexican Modernism and Re-Invention of Form)
(L-R: Ayelet Tsabari, Danielle McLaughlin, Sara Baume, and Daniel Hahn)
(Translation slam with Pierre Simenon, Jacob Homel, and Daniel Hahn)
(The Alice in Wonderland breakfast with Monique Polak)