Several years ago photo-biographers Blaise Enright and Barry Peterson embarked on a project to photograph established and emerging BC writers. The result was a touring exhibition and a book: 111 West Coast Literary Portraits, published by Mother Tongue Press in 2012. The photographers have made available a number of prints, all of them exquisite, to support the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in its work to bring live authors in to inspire and entertain.
Here’s a way to be inspired all year long: bid on any of these 10 portraits of writers who have inspired us right here in Nelson, get a gorgeous black and white photo, and support EMLF in the process! The silent auction will happen as part of the Saturday Night Live event on July 14 at the Hume Hotel. If you are unable to attend and would like to place a bid prior to the event, please send your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Saturday July 14. ($10 minimum starting bid)
BONUS: the Susan Musgrave photograph can be signed!
There are plenty of other great photos, including Brian Brett, Linda Rogers, John Hodges, and many more that will be available for purchase that night. Take a look and see who you might take home!