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The 2019 Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Literary Awards took place in Montreal on Tuesday, November 5, uniting the province’s literary community in a celebration of some of the best literature published by Quebec writers in the past year. The winners of these six prestigious prizes were announ…

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With an intoxicating mix of whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs and breathtaking hymns, Canada’s Skye Consort and Swedish singer Emma Björling have enchanted audiences here and abroad with their unique mix of Celtic music as well as traditional music from Quebec, Sweden and…

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The Jewish Public Library will host historical fiction author Kate Quinn, author of Ribbons of Scarlet, The Huntress and The Alice Network, on Monday Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road in Montreal (metro Côte-Ste-Catherine, bus 129).

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Complaining is easy, but complaining well is not. Few people understand this better than Hampstead resident Amy Fish, who is a busy working mom of three and an ombudsman at Concordia University. She’s the brains behind the new title I Wanted Fries With That – How To Ask For What You Want And…

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Growing exponentially every year, the Au Contraire Film Festival is back for its seventh year and will be running October 22-24 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The annual festival focuses on mental health issues, with various international films on the topic as well as interactive panel…

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The opening concert of the Sinfonia de l’Ouest’s 2019-2020 Season will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Saint Joachim Church, 2 Sainte-Anne Street in Pointe-Claire. The next afternoon — at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Centre communautaire de l’Île-Perrot, 150 Boulevard P…

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Blue Stockings, Olivier Award-winning playwright Jessica Swale’s first play, shines a light on something we think we know about but rarely imagine – being a woman in Victorian society. It is through drama and literature that history becomes personal and emotionally meaningful.

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For the 20th anniversary of its Sharing the Museum program, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) invites the public to visit its Jean-Noël Desmarais pavilion to discover Humanae, a monumental human mosaic by Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass, who came to the MMFA in February to photogr…

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is celebrating 20 years of its Sharing the Museum program. Since launching in 1999, it has enabled over 275,000 vulnerable people to enjoy a broad range of free arts activities created just for them. Thanks to Bell’s renewed support through a major don…

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For its fourteenth Montreal edition, presented at Bonsecours Market in Old Montreal from August 28 to September 29, the World Press Photo Montreal exhibition welcomed over 55,000 visitors, among them nearly 20,000 students. Montreal’s flagship cultural event of the fall season continues to b…

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Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels is Michael Libling’s debut novel. It is a kind of culmination – not a final one, by any means – of a career steeped in storytelling, science fiction, mystery, and pop culture the stuff that piques his interest, and part of what, I believe, led him to cre…

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Each year, a great deal of reflection, problem solving and organization go into designing any cultural organization’s new programme. The Montreal Symphony must face this challenge as its 86th season completes a 16-year journey under the leadership its music director Kent Nagano. For the reno…

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Every October, the Greenwood Center for Living History — headquartered in an almost 300-year-old historic home in Hudson — holds a month-long literary event that attracts a who’s who of Canadian writing. If the names Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Ken Dryden and Lawrence Hill ring a bell…

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The Château Ramezay Historic Site and Museum is recruiting volunteer history guides and will be holding an open house on Monday, Sept. 23 between 
10 am and 2:00 pm. Drop in anytime and find out more about participating in living history programs for children, weekend guiding and/or group to…

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The 15th annual Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) promises to again entertain, but most importantly to inspire through thought-provoking films. Held this year from September 24 to 29, moviegoers will get the chance to watch 90 uncut, quality films from 25 countries.

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The Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM) in collaboration with Sephardi Voices presents Iraqi Jewish Voices, a multimedia exhibition and exploration of the last generation of Iraqi-born Jews. The exhibition will be on display from September 22 to October 20, 2019, with window projections that wil…

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“Infinity in the palm of your hand,” that beautiful line from William Blake, is an apt description of the way a photojournalist must feel when holding his or her favourite instrument. While the lens of the camera captures but a moment in time, the stories surrounding it have no precise begin…

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The Vitrine sur l'art exhibition, organized by Art Souterrain continues its development and unveils new works presented in the windows of downtown Montreal from June 25th to September 30th, on the theme Manipulations. Six Montreal artists, selected by Quebec curator Pascale Beaudet, are adde…

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Internationally-acclaimed visual artist, John A. Schweitzer (left) and his partner, vintage and decorative arts dealer, Robert Poirier (right) recently hosted visionary American collector, Sandy Schreier (centre) on a two-day tour of Montréal. A client of Poirier Schweitzer, Ms. Schreier was…