• 2017 Festival

Our 2017 Festival Program

On Writing

Thursday, July 6, 7:30pm Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts Rm 310 – 606 Victoria St
$5 suggested donation.
Warm up to the Fest with a talk on the writing craft by EMLF writer-in-residence Fred Stenson

100 Mile Opening Gala

Friday, July 7, 7:30pm, Hume Hotel 422 Vernon St $25
We take celebrated local authors—Jane Byers, Leesa Dean, Emily Nilsen, and Eileen Delehanty Pearkes—and pair them with local wines. We’ll also raise a glass for the Richard Carver Award winner.

*If you are interested in having your book at our local authors’ table on Friday night, please contact P’nina at p.nina@shaw.ca for more details.

Saturday Night Live!

Saturday, July 8, 7:30pm, Hume Hotel 422 Vernon St $20
Literary all-stars novelist Joy Kogawa, First Nations author Lee Maracle, and novelist and screenwriter Fred Stenson take the stage, followed by a live interview with Globe and Mail arts correspondent Marsha Lederman.

 Panel Discussions

Saturday, July 8
Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts, Room 310 – 606 Victoria St $10 each

Panel 1: Gatekeepers or Collaborators?
9 – 10:30am
Literary editors Shashi Bhat (Event), Micheline Maylor (FreeFall), and Margaret Tessman (Articulate) discuss the creative aspects of their role, and literary veteran Fred Stenson weighs in.

Panel 2: Rituals, Attitudes, and the Role of Fear in Creativity
11am –12:30pm
What habits of mind and body make us creative, or inhibit us? Artist and actor Michael Graham, architect and performance artist Thomas Loh, author Lee Maracle, and writer/editor Micheline Maylor dive in.

Panel 3: Finishing: What to Do, and How?
2 – 3:30pm
Is creativity an endless process, a way of being in the world? Potter Robin DuPont, author Joy Kogawa, musician and composer Robert Neufeld, and journalist Marsha Lederman consider the question.

No Host Brunch Sunday, July 9 12:00pm
Best Western Inn; a casual wind-down to a terrific weekend.

The Holley Rubinsky Memorial Blue Pencil Sessions
offers one-on-one consultation with writer-in-residence Fred Stenson. Full details here >>

Registration information

Gold Pass
The EMLF Gold Pass lets you into all events and panel discussions. $65 (Blue Pencil by separate registration)

Pay as you go
via this website or at the door.

100 Mile Opening Gala
$25 (wine samples and refreshments included)

Saturday Night Live!
$20 (non-alcoholic drinks plus no host bar)

Panel discussions: $10 each

Buy Tickets Online (COMING SOON)

You’ll be able to select the tickets to the events you would like to attend or purchase our Gold Pass for complete festival access.

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