Nelson author Anne DeGrace prepares to read at the opening gala of the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

Nelson author Anne DeGrace prepares to read at the opening gala of the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

Elephant Mountain Literary Festival kicks off in Nelson

First annual festival attracted authors from near and far to take part in events and workshops over four days.



The opening gala of the inaugural Elephant Mountain Literary Festival paired words with wines. Six West Kootenay authors read for a crowd of about 40 people. Before each reading, the audience was invited to sample a different wine selected by BC WineGuys’ Jon Langille that was said to compliment the literary offering. The festival runs Thursday to Sunday. Details at emlfestival.com.