Montreal has an important international literature festival every spring called Blue Metropolis. Famous authors and poets from all over the world come to Montreal to speak, giving readings from their books, and be interviewed for CBC radio. Tickets are $5 to $10 for most events, and some are free. You can buy books of tickets so they are cheaper. All the events are at different hotels and venues downtown, and most of them are in English. You can meet the authors and buy their books in a special bookstore at the festival.
There are events in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and other languages. There is a prize for Arabic Literature and other prizes for famous writers.