• July 6 - 9 2017

    in beautiful Nelson, B.C.

Saturday Panels

Our panel discussions celebrate multi-discipline creativity, with plenty of interactive brilliance with visiting and local thinkers. Read about our panellists here >>

Plus: more in the works!

Employment opportunity:

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, B.C. is seeking an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. This is a paid part-time job beginning in August 2017. Deadline for applications is April 24, 2017. Click here for details. >>

What a great time we had at EMLF 2016

Thanks to our presenters, sponsors, supporters, volunteers and participants.
You made us shine!

Award-winning novelist and children’s author Caroline Adderson was our Writer-in-residence, as well as a featured presenter alongside CBC broadcaster and author Bill Richardson.  J.B. McKinnon, author and naturalist Richard Cannings, naturalist and biographer Briony Penn were our eco-literary luminaries. Creative memoirist Grant Lawrence and celebrated jazz chanteuse and children’s author Jill Barber were special guests at our 100-Mile Gala. We celebrated local literary award-winners, heard from experts in writing, illustrating and publishing, debated ideas, enjoyed great conversations, and had a darn good time.

Audience feedback:

“The Fest was great! Lots of good conversation and ideas, and the focus was very relevant.”

From the Toronto Star, April 16, 2016:

“Arguably one of the most beautiful lit fest locales going.”

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, B.C.

We’re a big-hearted event in a small-town setting: a readers’ and writers’ festival named for the mountain that overlooks beautiful Nelson, British Columbia, EMLF brings in outstanding Canadian authors and presenters while celebrating our exceptional local talent with a line-up of readings and discussion panels to engage, inspire, and entertain.

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2016 Festival

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2016 Individual Events

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2016 Sponsors

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