Stretching along a magnificent expanse of lakeshore, steep evergreen valleys and glacial snowfields in British Columbia, Canada, the Nelson Kootenay Lake region is a destination unlike any other, anywhere.

This is a calm, wondrous part of the world, quietly famous for its trademark mix of culture, adventure, history and undeniably authentic personality. The region's true colours range from blue collar to tie-dyed.
In lots of ways, it's a truly super, natural place...
The 2014 theme of the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (EMLF) was Intersections: Geography, Genre, Genius. A host of internationally celebrated Canadian presenters in Nelson, British Columbia, this July explored what happens in the crucible of the imagination. What factors converge to produce inspiration, creativity, and productivity? We appreciated what happens when different literary geographies and perspectives meet. Join us next year as we explore literature at the 2015 events, panels, and readings.
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Nelson B.C.   July 9-12   2015
Elephant Mountain Literary Festival
Eleanor Wachtel
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Donna Morrissey
Douglas Gibson
Gail Bowen
Craig Shemilt
Mary Pinkoski
Deryn Collier
Sid Marty
Garry Gottfriedson
The 2014 Presenters
Jane Byers
Angie Abdou
Barbara Curry Mulcahy