The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival July 9 12, 2015
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Get Ready for the 2015 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival
About Nelson British Columbia
In lots of ways, it's a truly super, natural place. Stretching along a magnificent expanse of lakeshore, steep evergreen valleys and glacial snowfields in British Columbia, Canada, the Nelson Kootenay Lake region is a destination unlike any other, anywhere.
This is a calm, wondrous part of the world, quietly famous for its trademark mix of culture, adventure, history and undeniably authentic personality. The region's true colours range from blue collar to tie-dyed.This is a calm, wondrous part of the world, quietly famous for its trademark mix of culture, adventure, history and undeniably authentic personality. The region's true colours range from blue collar to tie-dyed
About the Kootenay Literary Society
The ad hoc committee that became the Kootenay Literary Society began meeting in 2008 with the aim of returning to Nelson a credit post-secondary program in writing, editing and publishing.This mandate was formerly part of the role of the Writing Studio (department) of Nelson's Kootenay School of the Arts (KSA); the department was eliminated in 2002 as a consequence of provincial government cutbacks. The group's membership includes the former co-directors of KSA's Writing department, and KSA's former executive director.
Also part of the group's mission is to augment Nelson and area writers' and readers' access to Canadian authors and publishers, and to showcase area writers to local audiences.
About the EMLF
The 2014 theme of the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (EMLF) was Intersections: Geography, Genre, Genius. A host of internationally celebrated Canadian presenters in Nelson, British Columbia, this July explored what happens in the crucible of the imagination. What factors converge to produce inspiration, creativity, and productivity? We appreciated what happens when different literary geographies and perspectives meet. Join us next year as we explore literature at the 2015 events, panels, and readings. We're ready for more of the genuine conversations, uplifting spirits, inspirational panels and down-to-earth talks by writers and publishers alike.
Thank you to our 2014 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival Sponsors: