The 2021 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival...in which things are going to be a little bit different

One thing that is a constant in this changed world: writers keep writing, readers keep reading,

and Nelson B.C.’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival continues to celebrate both. This year’s expanded 10th Anniversary program is an exciting line-up of online, Covid-safe workshops and events. 

Our schedule is still in development, so please check back. 

Here are some of the highlights:

An evening with

Shayna Jones and Pat Henman


An evening with

Rayya Liebich and Zaynab Mohammed

Panel discussion: How to pitch publishers

Vici Johnstone, Caitlin Press

Andrew Steeves, Gaspereau Press

Matt Bowes, NeWest Press

Craft talk on writing for kids with Richard Van Camp

Blue Pencil critique sessions (presubmitted writing) with Jenna Butler

Blue Pencil critique sessions (presubmitted writing) with Anne DeGrace

Poetry workshop with Carla Funk

Playwriting workshop with Clem Martini

Nature writing workshop with Jenna Butler

Talk on the writing craft with Cheryl Foggo 

... and more to come.

Upcoming Events

  • Fri., Jul. 02
    Location is TBD
    Jul. 02, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Enjoy an outdoor evening of readings with two of our finest local authors, Pat Henman (pictured) and Shayna Jones. This is one of two Celebrating Local events.
  • Thu., Jul. 08
    Location is TBD
    Jul. 08, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Get one on one feedback on your manuscript with Jenna Butler
  • Fri., Jul. 09
    Location is TBD
    Jul. 09, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Carla Funk is offering a workshop to work on existing poetry, create new work, and learn to use your own process

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