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EMLF 2022 is in the works . . .

That's right. Our eleventh annual readers' and writers' festival is already taking shape, but shhhhhhh.... we can't give you any hints just yet. What we can tell you is that we're hoping we'll all see one another in person (or a hybrid of in-person and online), that we'll be showcasing some of Canada's best literary luminaries alongside our talented local writers, that we'll have live events, panel discussions, and workshops—and it will all happen

June 23 - 27, 2022 in beautiful Nelson, BC.

Our 10th anniversary showcased some of Canada’s finest authors alongside talented writers from this neck of the woods (click here for the full list). Our 10th anniversary theme, Writing in a Dangerous Time, celebrated literary courage in our changing world: taking creative risks, tackling difficult subjects, and in the very act of being a writer. Huge thanks to our presenters, panelists, workshop leaders, Blue Pencil critiquers, and all of our participants.


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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