Schedule of Events

The 2021 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival
. . . in which things are still going to be a little 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 (10 days!) is expected to be a hybrid on online and in-person workshops and events.

While our schedule is still in development with events awaiting confirmations and dates/times subject to change, here are some of the highlights:

Friday, July 2 at 7 pm
Outdoor reading with wine pairings
Shayna Jones and Pat Henman

Saturday, July 3 at 7 pm
Outdoor reading with wine pairings
Sarah Kapoor and Zaynab Mohammed

Sunday, July 4 at 2 pm
Online panel discussion: How to pitch publishers
Vici Johnstone, Caitlin Press
Andrew Steeves, Gaspereau Press
Matt Bowes, NeWest Press

Tuesday, July 6, time TBA
Online craft talk on writing for kids with Richard Van Camp

Wednesday, July 7, time TBA
Online event TBA

Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9, times TBA
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

Thursday, July 8 at 7:30 pm
Craft talk with Cheryl Foggo

Friday, July 9, 7 pm and 9 pm
All-star author event, details TBA
Emcee: Sheryl MacKay

Saturday, July 10 (details TBA)
Panel discussions
Playwriting workshop participants’ performance
Poetry workshop participants’ performance

Saturday, July 10, 7 pm and 9 pm
All-star author event, details TBA

Sunday, July 11 (details TBA)
Nature writing workshop with Jenna Butler
Open mic: Blue Pencil participants & other registrants