Every writer can benefit from a tip or two. The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s 2016 writer-in-residence Caroline Adderson offers tips for writers in a free talk at the Nelson Public Library on Wednesday, July 6 at 8 p.m.
Adderson is the author of four novels and two story collections, including A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, and Ellen in Pieces, as well as seven novels for young readers. She wrote the screenplay for the film Tokyo Cowboy, which stars Nelson’s cultural ambassador, Hiromoto Ida.
Her work has received numerous national and international prize nominations. A two-time Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and three-time CBC Literary Award winner, Adderson was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.
The fifth annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival runs July 6 to 10 in Nelson. This year’s featured presenters include Adderson, J.B. McKinnon, Bill Richardson, Briony Penn, Richard Cannings, Grant Lawrence, and Jill Barber. The library is pleased to be a partner of the festival.
Adderson is writer-in-residence at the festival thanks to a generous bequest from the late author Holley Rubinsky. In addition to her free talk at the library, she’ll take part in Saturday panel discussions and appear at the Saturday Night Live! event at the Hume Hotel, which also features CBC broadcaster and humourist Bill Richardson. For information and tickets go to emlfestival.com.