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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

conoid decorated for JLF 2017photo credit: Lauren Click

this weekend at Main Library

For the third year, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival comes to Boulder as a creative caravan of writers and thinkers, poets and balladeers. The free festival includes literature, author talks, music, and culture, and promises to be an incredible event.  Register in advance on the JLF website through Thursday. In person registration available starting Friday at the Main Library.

Showcasing South Asia’s unique and multilingual literary heritage and juxtaposing oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate, Bollywood and politics, this magical mystery tour is a 3-day teaser for the renowned Jaipur festival in India, which has been declared “the greatest literary show on earth.” The festival largely consists of interviews and panels addressing timely themes of local and international interest during which 2–4 authors converse with one another looking at the ideas and themes in their books as well as the process of writing, skillfully moderated by leading journalists and authors.

This year, the JLF will focus on examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary writers from across the globe. Learn more about all of the programs offered on the Jaipur Literature Festival website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

General schedule:

Friday, Sept. 15, from 3-6:30 p.m.  – Sacred Chanting with Gaden Shartse Monks

Saturday, Sept. 16 – Music at 10 a.m..; Opening remarks at 10 a.m.; Sessions run from 10:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17 – Music begins at 10 a.m., Sessions run from 10:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Closing ceremony at 5:15 p.m.

Logistics information:

Public computers will not be available for use at the Main Library from Friday to Monday due to festival programming. Public computers are available at the Meadows, Reynolds, and NoBo library locations.

Parking is limited at the Main Library, especially with the Civic Area park construction.