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about EMLF

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (EMLF) is a project of the Kootenay Literary Society (KLS), a registered non-profit that was founded in 2011 by a group of literary movers and shakers in the Nelson area. Along with EMLF, the KLS brings authors into local schools and partners with other organizations on literary happenings throughout the year.

For a look back at our Festivals since 2012, see our Past Festivals and Gallery pages.



President | Anne DeGrace

Vice-President | Samara Nichol

Treasurer | Anna Purcell

Antonia Banyard

Leesa Dean

Avi Silberstein

Nathan Wilkinson

For $1, become a member this year, and show your support for our promotion of the arts in the Kootenays! The KLS accepts board nominations at each Annual General Meeting, usually held in November.


Executive Director | Robyn Lamb

Antonia Banyard

Sarah Beauchamp

Leesa Dean

Anne DeGrace

Rayya Liebich

Anna Purcell

Nathan Wilkinson

The EMLF Planning Committee is always interested in talking to prospective members and Festival volunteers.

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