• July 11 - 14 2019

    in beautiful Nelson, B.C.

One of Canada’s 10 greatest literary festivals.
Arguably one of the most beautiful lit fest locales going. ~ Toronto Star, 2016

What a Festival we had!

We listened, laughed, and learned new things. We even sang along.

Lyric-crafting with Stephen Fearing and Write for the Screen with Ian Weir, were fully subscribed, and participants had a great time–Lyric-crafters strutted their stuff for the rest of us, and yes, we really did sing along. Writer-in Residence Marilyn Bowering mentored, inspired, and entertained; crime writers Judy Toews, Iona Whishaw, and William Deverell were good sports when being paired with BC wines, and rewarded us with their words. Saturday Night Live! presenters Marilyn Bowering, Stephen Fearing, and Ian Weir were riveting. Our panel discussions, as always, offered up great food for thought.

Huge thanks to our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers; our presenters, MCs, and moderators; and of course to our participants and audience members!

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Judy Toews, William Deverell, and Iona Whishaw share a laugh at Wine & Crime. Chaz Greenaway photo.

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