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ZEE JLF at Boulder

conoid decorated for JLF 2017photo credit: Lauren Click

Sep. 15-17 2018 at the Main Library

Free Registration

This September, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will travel to Boulder, Colorado as a creative caravan of writers and thinkers, poets and balladeers. The festival will include literature, author talks, music, culture, and promises to be an incredible event for all.

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 an intense three-day teaser of what has been declared “the greatest literary show on earth.” Rather than readings, the Festival largely consists of interviews and panels which address timely themes of local and international interest during which 2 – 4 authors are in conversation 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.

All festival events will be held at the Boulder Public Library.

Learn more at the Jaipur Literature Festival Website or follow them on FaceBook and Twitter.


Wednesday, Sep. 13 – 10 a.m. Gaden Shartse Monks will begin to create a Sacred Vajrasattva Sand Mandala in the Canyon Gallery.  The Mandala will be constructed over the course of five days.

Wednesday, Sep. 13 –  12 noon, special Midday Music Meditation Session featuring Ty Burhoe in the Canyon Gallery.


Friday, Sep. 15 – 3 p.m. Sacred Chanting with Gaden Shartse Monks, sessions run from 3 – 6:30 p.m.

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

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

Visit the JLF Program website for the full program.