• July 12 - 15 2018

    in beautiful Nelson, B.C.

Join us for EMLF 2018

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

Support EMLF

Help make this year’s festival the most successful yet with a generous donation, small or large.

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Otter Books EMLF Author Book Signing

Meet the authors, buy their books
and get them personally signed!
SATURDAY JULY 14
1:30-2:00pm Susan Musgrave
2:00-2.30pm Esi Edugyan and Steven Price
398 Baker Street, Nelson

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The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, B.C.

Saturday Night Live! crowd enjoys Marhsa Lederman interviewing Fred Stenson at the 2017 fest. Will Johnson photo.

We’re 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 with a line-up of readings and discussion panels to engage, inspire, and entertain.

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ONLINE ticket sales close Thursday July 12, 5pm

Due to fabulous Gold Pass Ticket sales, we may have limited seating at the panel events.  To insure you have a ticket, you can book online before Thursday, July 12th at 5pm.

We will be selling tickets at the door but there will be a limited supply.   

For those of you that have already purchased tickets: Gold Passes will be available to pick up at the first event you attend. All individual ticket holders please just give your name at the door!

Literary Craft Crawl

Taking the festival to our community.
Friday afternoon pub crawl involving local emerging writers and three Nelson craft brew pubs

Friday, July 13
3.45 pm
Backroads Brewing – Callum David Pengelly
460 Baker St. Nelson

4.20pm The Savoy Brewery at The Falls – Whitney Rothwell
198 Baker St. Nelson

5pm Torchlight Brewing Co. – Emma Leslie
125 Hall St. Nelson
Please note there is construction on Hall St. outside Torchlight, there is pedestrian access from Front St and parking is available with access from Lakeside.

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