Convention & Visitors Bureau
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The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, an offshoot of the largest free literary festival in the world, is held in Boulder each fall. Established in India over a decade ago and drawing international acclaim, this three-day gathering of readers and writers celebrates literature across the globe, as well as local and regional writers.
During Zee JLF@Boulder, visitors can enjoy some 50 sessions with world-renowned authors, speakers and musicians from across the globe. There will be talks, readings, musical performances and writing workshops as part of the free, three-day festival. In keeping with the festival's much-lauded format, it will kick off with stirring morning music session and end with a riveting debate.
Approximately 70 authors from around the world will appear, giving presentations, readings, lectures and panel discussions. These will take place at the Boulder Public Library.
Special guest speakers in Boulder last year includeed Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Vietnamese American 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sympathizer, and David Goulson, author of the bestselling A Sting in the Tale and A Buzz in the Meadow and the founder of England’s Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Each year, a number of themes are explored. The topics at Zee JLF at Boulder 2017 will include migration, U.S. gun culture, nature and the environment, Native American rights, yoga and meditation, outdoor adventure, feminism, constitutions and LGBT, Latino, African American and Native American voices.
A full program of workshops with internationally renowned authors, actors, and musicians for children and families will also be offered each day. More details to come.
While the festival activities are free to all members of the community, attendees must register ahead of time as participants. (Pre-registration helps with estimating attendance numbers for venues.)
For more information and the festival schedule, visit Zee JLF at Boulder’s website.