More than a dozen different sessions are scheduled Friday through Sunday, featuring interviews and panel discussions.

The iconic Jaipur Literature Festival's Colorado showcase returns Oct. 8 through Oct. 10. The free event will be all virtual for the second year in a row and will, as always, be rich with the multilingual literary heritage of South Asia blended with the distinct flavor of the United States. Pre-register for the event at https://jlflitfest.org/colorado/registration. Visit the website the day of the event to view the sessions live.

More than a dozen different sessions are scheduled Friday through Sunday, featuring interviews and panel discussions. A variety of subjects will be covered including important social issues like racial equity, global politics, war, Mexican Colonialism, spirituality, climate change, and arts and culture. Featured speakers include:

  • Christina Lamb, British journalist and author, winner of 15 major awards including British Press Awards and the European Prix Bayeux-Calvados for war corresponding.
  • Camilla Townsend, author of “Tales of Two Cities”. Distinguished professor of history, specializing in indigenous peoples.
  • Charmaine Craig, author of “Miss Burma,” and “The Good Men;” actor and teacher.
  • Anindita Ghose, writer and journalist from Mumbai. Editor and chief of the award-winning Saturday Magazine, Mint Lounge, and the features director of Vogue India.
  • Suzi Q. Smith, award-winning Denver poet, author, activist and educator.
  • Shazia Haya Ahmadzai, an Afghan journalist who recently began telling her story of escaping from Kabul.
  • Alka Joshi, New York Times bestselling author of “The Henna Artist” and the novel “Secret Keeper of Jaipur.”
  • Vincent Brown, professor of American History and African American Studies, and author of “The Reaper’s Garden.”

The Jaipur Literature Festival is held annually in Jaipur, India and produced by Team Work Arts. In 2020, the event hosted over 300 speakers in India including prominent writers Shobha de, Anuradha Roy and Manisha Koirala. Over the years, the festival has expanded to multiple continents and cities including, Houston, TX, Adelaide, Australia, the British Library in London and New York City.

For a full list of events, additional festival information and free registration, visit the festival website: http://jlflitfest.org/colorado.

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