Comics to get play at upcoming literary festival

The impact comics have had on film, music, and literature also will be considered during three daily sessions

Alan Moore (left)

A course tracing the rise and development of comic books, including superheroes, 1960s underground comics and graphic novels, will be offered at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street campus July 17 to 19 in connection with Nelson’s Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

The impact comics have had on film, music, and literature also will be considered during three daily sessions totaling 18 hours of instruction. Tuition is $125. Teaching the course will be Selkirk faculty member Ian Dawe, who holds a master’s degree in film studies.

The course is open to all, although limited to 25 students; registration information is available on the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival website, emlfestival.com.

The festival website also provides registration information on two Okanagan College credit courses offered in Nelson between July 9 and 20: a course in professional editing, and a course familiarizing readers and creative writers with the changes in poetry and prose since the early 20th century.  Registration deadline for the Okanagan College courses is May 31.

The festival itself will bring to the Queen City July 12 to 15 four prize-winning Canadian authors along with editors from three Canadian literary presses. West Kootenay authors will be celebrated at a BC wine-tasting event and a literary cabaret.

Nelson city council last month voted to grant the festival $8,000 from Nelson’s share of the Columbia Basin Trust’s community initiatives funding. Other festival sponsors to date include the Canada Council for the Arts, Nelson and District Credit Union, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay School of Writing, Okanagan College and Selkirk College.

 

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