• Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

    Nelson, BC 2015

What a great weekend!

Huge thanks to our 2015 presenters and panelists, participants and supporters, volunteers, audience members, and EMLF enthusiasts.

Watch our gallery for 2015 photos and this space for plans for the 2016 Festival and for information about special events through the year.

Visit the “courses” tab for educational opportunities beginning this fall.

Our 2015 Festival program:

The 4th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 10 – 12, is a big-hearted event in a small-town setting. A readers’ and writers’ festival named for the mountain that overlooks beautiful Nelson, British Columbia, EMLF brings in outstanding Canadian authors and presenters while celebrating our exceptional local talent.

Whether returning for another memorable literary experience or new to the Fest, you’ll want to get ready for a great weekend with air conditioned venues and improved sound, and a line-up of readings and discussion panels to engage, inspire, and entertain.

This year:

100-Mile Gala on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm

A Festival favourite, we pair local talent with BC wines for an evening of literary libations and a very good time.

Creatively yours: the panel discussions on Saturday, July 11

We put visiting authors and presenters with local artists and thinkers for engaging discussions of all aspects of the creative process.

All-Star Reading on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm

What do Marina Endicott, Bob Bossin, and Kate Pullinger have in common? They’re sharing their brilliance on the Capitol Theatre stage in one unforgettable evening.

Pick and choose your event tickets, or buy a Gold Pass to the whole shebang! It’s going to be a great weekend.

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