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Linda Leith Linda Leith

Linda Leith Publishing

Montreal, QC, CANADA

Writing and publishing professional





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Linda Leith is a writer, publisher, and motivational speaker on making your own luck. The founder of Blue Metropolis Foundation and now of Linda Leith Publishing, Leith gave up a tenured teaching job to launch the world's first multilingual literary festival in 1999 -- and then, when that was firmly established with an international reputation (, gave that up to set up her own publishing company and online magazines in English and French ( The mother of three sons and respected author of seven books (novels, literary non-fiction, memoirs and a French-English translation), she is an accomplished and inspiring public speaker and panelist.

Industry Expertise (1)

Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (4)

Starting Up

Motivational Speaker

Writing and Publishing

Staying Flexible in A Changing Environment

Accomplishments (2)

Writer, publisher and literary translator (professional)

Bilingual (French, English). Writer of fiction (3 novels), literary non-fiction, memoir. Publisher of Linda Leith Publishing, which publishes books in print and e-book form as well as on-line magazines in English and French.

Founder, Blue Metropolis Foundation (professional)

Founded Blue Metropolis Foundation in 1997, and was President & Artistic Director 1998-2010 of the multilingual and award-winning Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival (

Education (1)

University of London, England: Ph.D. 1976

Educated in Belfast, London, Basel, Montreal and Paris.

Affiliations (1)

  • Linda Leith Publishing Inc.

Event Appearances (1)

Making it Happen: The Reality of Being an English-speaking Artist in Quebec

Canadian Heritage  Complexe Guy-Favreau, Montreal



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee