It’s all about creative family dynamic when two internationally-renowned literary couples share the spotlight at the 7th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, B.C. July 12 to 15.
Multi-disciplinary writer Susan Musgrave and her husband Stephen Reid, whose novel Jackrabbit Parole was written while serving time for bank robbery, take the stage with Giller prize-winner Esi Edugyan and her husband, award-winning poet and novelist Steven Price. They’ll share their literary brilliance at the Saturday Night Live! event, but it doesn’t stop there: audience members will get a peak at what makes our creative couples tick when Globe and Mail Western Arts Correspondent Marsha Lederman interviews them live on stage.
The 100-mile Opening Gala stars are Griffin Prize winner poet Jordan Abel from Castlegar, New Denver poet, novelist, and journalist Sean Arthur Joyce, and Nelson poet Rayya Liebich.
Saturday panels explore themes of creativity and resilience. Be sure to check out the crime fiction “Murder at the Festival” panel featuring West and East Kootenay mystery writers Dave Butler, Rachel Greenaway, Roz Nay and Judy Toews, moderated by Deryn Collier.