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The 2021 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Online, and unforgettable!

Wednesday, July 7              

 

Keynote: Writing in a Dangerous Time

7:00 p.m.

Cheryl Foggo

Co-sponsored by the Nelson Public Library

Registration required; by donation

 

Thursday, July 8
         

Blue Pencil Sessions 1

9:00 a.m. – noon  

Jenna Butler and Anne DeGrace

Registration required; critique and consultation: fees apply

 

Craft talk: Writing for Kids and Teens   

5:00 p.m.             

Richard Van Camp

Registration required; by donation

 

Celebrating Local

7:00 p.m.             

Pat Henman, Shayna Jones, Rayya Liebich, Zaynab Mohammed

Host: Anna Purcell

Registration required; by donation

 

Friday, July 9

 

Blue Pencil sessions 2

9:00 a.m. – noon  

Jenna Butler and Anne DeGrace

Registration required; critique and consultation: fees apply

 

EMLF Alumni Reading
Three of the fabulous authors who were at the very first Festival!

7:00 p.m.             

Fred Wah, Lisa Moore, and John Vaillant                   

with Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail western arts correspondent

Registration required; by donation

 

Saturday, July 10

 

Workshops part 1

9:00 a.m. – noon  

Poetry (Carla Funk), Playwriting (Clem Martini), Nature Writing (Jenna Butler), Graphic Novels (Sami Alwani)

Registration required; fees apply

 

Panel Discussion: Publishers Panel

2:00 p.m.             

Matt Bowes (NeWest Press), Vici Johnstone (Caitlin Press), Andrew Steeves (Gaspereau Press), Andy Brown (Conundrum Press)

Registration required; by donation

 

Panel discussion: Writing in a Dangerous Time

3:00 p.m.             

Panelists TBA

Registration required; by donation

 

Panel discussion: Making Comics in a Dangerous Time

4 p.m.             

Sami Alwani, Zoe Maeve, Sherwin Tjia

Registration required; by donation

 

All-Star Reading

7 p.m.             

Jenna Butler, Carla Funk, Richard Van Camp, and Clem Martini

with Sheryl McKay, host of CBC Radio’s NXNW

Registration required; by donation

 

Sunday, July 11

 

Workshops part 2

9:00 a.m. – noon  

Poetry (Carla Funk), Playwriting (Clem Martini), Nature Writing (Jenna Butler), Graphic Novels (Sami Alwani)

Registration required; fees apply

Richard Carver Award & Workshop Participants

2:00 p.m.

Presentation of 2021 Carver Award for Emerging Writers

Workshop participants reading

Free of charge

Upcoming Events

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Panel: Writing in a Dangerous Time
    Sat., Jul. 10
    Online Event
    Jul. 10, 3:00 p.m.
    Online Event
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  • All-Star Reading
    Sat., Jul. 10
    Online Event
    Jul. 10, 7:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join Clem Martini, Cheryl Foggo, Jenna Butler and Richard Van Camp for an evening of readings and conversation with CBC NXNW host Sheryl McKay
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  • 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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