• 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’s in store at the 2019 Fest

There’s music as well as words in the air for EMLF this year: read on!

We’ve added two new workshops: lyric-crafting with Stephen Fearing and Writing for the Screen with Ian Weir, and we’re continuing the popular blue pencil critique sessions for ten lucky writers, this year with our accomplished writer-in-residence Marilyn Bowering. All three will read and perform on Saturday night.

Wine & Crime offers a new twist on an old favourite when we pair the words of William Deverell, JG Toews, and Iona Whishaw with some devilishly good vino on Friday night. SOLD OUT (sorry!)

Our Saturday panel discussions are shaping up to be better than ever, and there are a few surprises in store. What are you waiting for? Check out our full schedule of events here >>

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Tickets are now on sale and workshop registrations are open! >>

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