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Experience the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Please Note our Email Address
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elephantmountainliteraryfest@gmail.com
 

Writing in a dangerous time

It’s EMLF’s 10th anniversary! That’s ten years of showcasing some of Canada’s finest authors alongside talented writers from this neck of the woods. We have great things planned for this milestone year, which promises to be online and unforgettable. Our 10th anniversary theme, Writing in a Dangerous Time, celebrates literary courage in our changing world, whether that’s taking creative risks, tackling difficult subjects, or in the very act of being a writer.

It takes courage to put on a literary festival in these times, too, but we’re ready to be nimble

with Covid-safe online events and workshops.

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The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival acknowledges with gratitude that the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, and the Syilx, and is home to Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons. We honour and respect their role as storytellers and knowledge-keepers on these lands and waters.

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2021 Festival Lineup

Schedule of Events

Authors & presenters

Here's who will be at the

Festival this year

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Upcoming Events

  • Carver Award & Workshop Open Mic
    Sun., Jul. 11
    Online Event
    Jul. 11, 2:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join us to enjoy the work of our workshop participants, socialize and celebrate our 10th anniversary closing weekend!
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  • All-Star Reading
    Sat., Jul. 10
    Online Event
    Jul. 10, 7:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join Clem Martini, Carla Funk, Jenna Butler and Richard Van Camp for an evening of readings and conversation with CBC NXNW host Sheryl McKay
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  • Panel: Writing in a Dangerous Time
    Sat., Jul. 10
    Online Event
    Jul. 10, 3:00 p.m.
    Online Event
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  • Panel: Publishers Round Table
    Sat., Jul. 10
    Online Event
    Jul. 10, 2:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join publishers from across Canada to discuss the state of the industry and how it's changing during this past year
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  • Alumni Reading
    Fri., Jul. 09
    Online Event
    Jul. 09, 7:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join three authors from our very first festival: Lisa Moore, John Vaillant, and Fred Wah
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  • Celebrating Local
    Thu., Jul. 08
    Online Event
    Jul. 08, 7:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Enjoy an evening of readings and (at home) wine pairings with some of our finest local authors, Pat Henman, Shayna Jones, Zaynab Mohammed and Rayya Leibich.
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  • Craft Talk: Writing for Children and Youth
    Jul. 08, 5:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join celebrated author of books for babies, kids, and teens Richard Van Camp for a talk about the art and process of writing books for youth! The event will include a talk and a Q&A with Richard.
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  • Keynote: Writing in a Dangerous Time
    Wed., Jul. 07
    Online Event
    Jul. 07, 7:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    with Cheryl Foggo Co-sponsor with Nelson Public Library (co-promotion) 60 mins including introduction, talk, Q & A By donation
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