carte blanche at Blue Metropolis

We’re pleased to announce not one, but two smashing events at Montreal’s Blue Metropolis Festival that have been brought to you by carte blanche editors. This Really Happened, the brainchild of carte blanche co-founder and nonfiction editor Maria Turner and her co-conspirator Tally Abecassis, hits the stage Saturday evening, April 25, and earlier the same day, carte blanche co-editors Ben Spencer and Laurence Miall have organized a reading session featuring many talents, including Guillaume Morissette, whose debut novel, New Tab, is on the shortlist for this year’s First Novel Prize.

carte blanche at Blue Met | Saturday, April 25 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Festival  bookstore, Hotel 10, Sherbrooke St. West

Meet carte blanche editors and check out some of the great talent we’ve promoted and featured from Montreal, the rest of Canada, and internationally in our 10 years. This is a free event. Check out the Facebook page.


Guillaume Morissette

Ben Spencer, co-editor, host and MC
Laurence Miall, co-editor, fiction editor, and author of Blind Spot (2014) reads fiction by Matthew Di Paoli
Greg Santos, poetry editor and author of Rabbit Punch (DC Books, 2014) reads poetry by Meg Eden and David Huebert
Sarah Mangle, author of The Affirmations Colouring Book(2014)
Juliet Waters, winner of 2013 3Macs carte blanche Prize, contributor to New York Times,, and CBC
Domenica Martinello, poet, author of forthcoming, INTERZONES, publicity coordinator for The Puritan
Guillaume Morissette, author of New Tab (Véhicule Press, 2014), shortlisted for’s First Novel Prize.


This Really Happened | Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Hotel 10, Sherbrooke St. West

TRH is back at Montreal’s literary festival with the theme SECRETS AND LIES.


Joel Yanofsky

Come hear:
-Joel Yanofsky on a lie he should have told about his dog, but didn’t.
-Sherry Chen on confronting deception in Taiwan.
-Amanda Cockburn on cross-border shopping lies.
-Joshua Levy on an assumed Internet identity he couldn’t get out of.
-BA Markus on long-held family secrets.
-Claire Sherwood on telling a lie to fit in with the cool kids.

Hosted by Tally Abecassis. Check out the Facebook page and buy tickets online.