Get high on literature with the third edition of Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at Boulder Public Library, Colorado, from September 15 to 17.
Bringing over 70 authors from across the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder 2017 includes diplomat and author Vikas Swarup of Slumdog Millionaire fame, Michael Rezendes from the Boston Globe’s famed ‘Spotlight’ team who exposed the Catholic church scandal, author-columnist, diplomat, and current Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, Emmy Award-winning writer Kayhan Irani, Christina Lamb author of The Africa House and I Am Malala, co-authored with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
With a tradition of setting literary discussions against a cultural backdrop, ZEE JLF at Boulder will feature an exhibition by awardees of the Ojas Art Award 2017 and musical performances to begin and end the daily program of the Festival.
Much like the flagship ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in India, ZEE JLF at Boulder features art and cultural showcases including an exhibition from the awardees of the Ojas Art Award 2017 for traditional Bheel Art from one of the many tribal communities from India. Audiences can look forward to spell-binding musical performances including Sacred Chanting by the Gaden Shartse Monks on September 15, Morning Music by Deborah Marshall & Nan Shannon on September 16 and Songs of Mirabai by Vinata Gangolli accompanied by Arvind Sathe and recitations by Andrew Schelling on September 17. Lisa Marie Simmons’ NoteSpeak Project with special guest Miles Simmons will perform at the Evening Music on September 16.
The 2016 ZEE JLF at Boulder saw close to 7,000 people attending the three-day Festival. Attendees from throughout the US and across the globe experienced an uplifting celebration of the mind and heart, as writers from across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe engaged in provocative conversations. Topics of discovery spanned life and society, economics and the arts, equity, freedom and the care of our planet.
About Zee Literature Festival
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in India is the world’s largest free literature festival, drawing some 350,000 people at Diggi Palace in Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur this past January. The festival serves as a beacon of free speech around the world and has inspired more than 200 other literature festivals, both in India and other countries. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival was recently awarded ‘Best Festival’ at the Outlook Traveller Awards in India.