• July 8 - 12, 2020

    in beautiful Nelson, B.C.

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Award-winning novelist Terry Fallis offers workshop in Nelson

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Terry Fallis, the award-winning Canadian author known for his humorous novels, delivered a workshop in Nelson on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

“The Power of a Plan: Outlining Your Novel” explored the benefits and challenges of outlining a novel before writing it.

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the author of seven national bestselling novels, including his latest, Albatross, all published by McClelland & Stewart.

This workshop was sponsored by the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Fallis was in Nelson as a special guest at the Nelson Public Library’s 100th Birthday Celebration at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, January 17.

Terry Fallis

What a Festival we had!

We listened, laughed, and learned new things. We even sang along.

Lyric-crafting with Stephen Fearing and Write for the Screen with Ian Weir, were fully subscribed, and participants had a great time–Lyric-crafters strutted their stuff for the rest of us, and yes, we really did sing along. Writer-in Residence Marilyn Bowering mentored, inspired, and entertained; crime writers Judy Toews, Iona Whishaw, and William Deverell were good sports when being paired with BC wines, and rewarded us with their words. Saturday Night Live! presenters Marilyn Bowering, Stephen Fearing, and Ian Weir were riveting. Our panel discussions, as always, offered up great food for thought.

Huge thanks to our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers; our presenters, MCs, and moderators; and of course to our participants and audience members!

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Judy Toews, William Deverell, and Iona Whishaw share a laugh at Wine & Crime. Chaz Greenaway photo.

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