EMLF Lineup for 2018
Three internationally-renowned literary couples will share the spotlight at the 7th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in Nelson, B.C. July 12 to 15.
Multi-disciplinary writer Susan Musgrave and her husband, Stephen Reid, whose novel Jackrabbit Parole was written while serving time for bank robbery, take the stage. Also featured are former Jamaican poet laureate and Commonwealth Poetry prizewinner Lorna Goodison and her husband J. Edward Chamberlin, whose books explore aboriginal land claims. Giller prize-winner Esi Edugyan and her husband, award-winning poet and novelist Steven Price, round out the lineup of literary couples
Authors reading at the gala are Griffin Prize winner poet Jordan Abel from Castlegar, New Denver poet, novelist, historian and journalist Sean Arthur Joyce, and Nelson poet Rayya Liebich.
Saturday panels explore themes of creativity and include a crime fiction panel featuring West and East Kootenay mystery writers Dave Butler, Rachel Greenaway, Roz Nay and Judy Toews, moderated by Deryn Collier.
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