EMLF 2020: the Meadow Edition.
Things being what they were, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival celebrated the written word in creative new ways. We learned how nimble we could be, fully embraced our exceptional local talent, had a great time.
Thanks to Whitewater Ski resort writer-in-residence Jayme Moye and Nelson novelist Sarah Louise Butler, who wowed us with their words at our Wild Grapes outdoor event on Friday, July 10 (and yes, there were literary wine pairings!) That week we held online, one-on-one critique sessions for writers with accomplished author/editors Jenna Butler and Verna Relkoff.
Wild Grapes was so much fun we returned to the meadow just outside of Nelson for Wine and Crime, featuring new novels by Roz Nay and Judy (J.G.) Toews (the latter read by Rayya Liebich), with a wine pairing and toast to both these beloved authors. As well, the Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writer was presented to Danielle LaRocque, with honourable mention going to Sarah Louise Butler. It was a magical event! See our gallery, below, for a selection of photos from our summer offerings.
Since 2012, EMLF has been bringing readers and writers together to share, learn, appreciate, and be inspired. This year we did all of that—just a little bit further apart. Now, we’re getting ready to plan EMLF 2021, hoping to have some of the writers-from-away who had graciously accepted our invitation this year (and were willing to commit to next) along with our fine local talent. Whatever happens, we know we can make it work and continue to grow the Festival to meet whatever challenges come our way.
Huge thanks to our sponsors, supporters, presenters, and especially you—our audience. To join our mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bear with us while this website is under reconstruction.
Sarah Louise Butler
Carver Award-winner Danielle LaRocque
Rayya Liebich read for Judy Toews, who was unable to attend
A rapt Wine and Crime audience
Roz Nay read as the sun set