To bring people of different cultures together to share the pleasures of reading and writing.
About BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION/FONDATION METROPOLIS BLEU
To make Blue Metropolis a remarkable social and cultural institution, playing a uniquely important role in the life of the city, the province and of the country through the education of readers of all backgrounds and the promotion of literature, language, diversity and understanding.
Celebrate excellence in writing and the openness to other languages, other voices.
Encourage the reading public to familiarize themselves with the work of emerging and established writers from across the world.
Develop programmes that educate, promote and advance literature and literacy to adults and young people.
Make Blue Metropolis accessible to as wide as possible a general reading public by making the Festival a popular "attraction" in Montreal and a celebrated tourist destination for visitors.