Join us for EMLF 2017
“Arguably one of the most beautiful lit fest locales going.” ~ Toronto Star, 2016
Here’s what’s in store for the 6th Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 6 – 9.
100-mile Opening Gala:
Our Festival favorite is back, this year featuring a West Kootenay Authors’ Showcase—four Kootenay writers with new books published: Jane Byers, Leesa Dean, Emily Nilsen and Eileen Delehanty Pearkes (Nelson’s 2017 Cultural Ambassador). Also, as usual, we’ll be presenting the Richard Carver Award, and so much more to toast with regional wines and much merriment.
Saturday Night Live!
Our Saturday night authors have all left an indelible mark on Canada through their writing. Lee Maracle is an award-winning author of short stories, novels, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and a member of the Sto: Loh nation. Joy Kogawa is one of North America’s most celebrated writers. Her novel Obasan is based in part on the author’s experiences being interned in Slocan during World War II. Fred Stenson, our award-winning 2017 Writer-in-residence for the Holley Rubinsky Memorial Blue Pencil Sessions, has written 19 books and 150 screeplays. His most recent novel is Who by Fire. Marsha Lederman, western arts correspondent for the Globe and Mail, will interview the three Saturday Night Live! authors on stage.
Get the full schedule here >>