To mark the métro's 40th anniversary, the STM is launching
a poetry competition with public transportation as its theme.
Montreal, November 17, 2006 - A poetry competition will be launched later today at 4 p.m. from la Grande Place at the Salon du livre de Montréal, a joint collaboration by the STM and La po�sie prend le métro.
As part of our métro's 40th anniversary celebrations, the poetry competition launch will be hosted by actress Dani�le Panneton, member of one of the jurys for La po�sie prend le métro et le bus. At her side for the event will be many of the poets who have had their works offered to the public for reading in the métro over the last four years.
Entry forms will be available at the stands of the Canada Council for the Arts and Diffusion Raffin, the competition's sponsor, while the Salon du livre is being held.
Afterwards, anyone wishing to take part in the competition can pick up an entry form at the STM's Customer Service Centre at Berri-UQAM métro station, as well as at the Raffin libraries located in Old Montréal, Plaza St-Hubert, Place Versailles, Repentigny and Laval. Anyone interested can visit www.diffusionraffin.com or call 450 585-9909 for the librairy addresses. The entry form will also be available in electronic format from the following website: www.diffusionadage.com
The competition is open untill November 17, 2007. Each week, the jury will select a finalist among submitted poems on the theme of public transportation. Selected authors will see their text published in the métro newspaper, in addition to receiving a monthly CAM pass and collective works of poetry.
At the end of the competition, a winning poem will be chosem among all finalist poems and its author will receive twelve monthly CAM passes. The winning poem will also be published in a collective work of bus and métro poetry by Adage.
The STM hopes the competition will draw a strong response from its clients and wishes the best of luck to all.
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