For the fifth year in a row, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Colorado returns to the Boulder Public Library, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 21- 22, with free and engaging events for all ages.

This year’s theme, “Each Other’s Stories,” combines diverse and engaging experiences focused on literature and authors from around the world, conversation, culture, storytelling, music and the visual arts.

The festival features interviews and panel discussions that address timely themes of local and international interest on topics such as immigration, globalism, mysticism, poverty, prejudice and leadership. There also will be writing workshops for a variety of literary forms, including comedy, science fiction, memoirs and storytelling. Live music from across the world will feature Indian musicians Shruthi Vishwanath, Pandit Shubhendu Rao and Saskia Rao- de Haas, and local Boulder favorites, Los Chicos Malos.

Over 50 speakers and performers from across the world will arrive in Boulder to participate in the festival, joining a large number of award-winning local authors. Some of the authors included are Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Chike Frankie Edozien, Izzeldin Abuelaish, Kent Nerburn, Maaza Mengiste, Marcia Douglas, Namita Gokhale, Mira Jacob, Oliva Kaur Chadha, Rachira Gupta and Tiffany Quay Tyson, to name a few.

For a full list of events, additional festival information and free registration, visit the festival website:

There will be some parking impacts at the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., beginning the morning of Friday, Sept. 20, and will continue until Sunday, Sept. 22. On weekends, parking in City of Boulder parking structures is free. There are five city parking structures in the downtown Boulder area, visit City of Boulder Parking Services for more information:

Due to the festival, public computers at the Main Library will be unavailable beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, until approximately noon Monday, Sept. 23. Library patrons may access public computers or a quiet place to read or study at one of the library branches during the weekend (Meadows Branch, George Reynolds Branch, North Boulder Corner Library, or Carnegie Branch Library for Local History). Visit for a list of library locations and hours.

Published: Sept. 16, 2019

Media Contacts:

Aspen Walker, Community Engagement and Enrichment Manager, 303-441-4140
Annie Zaruba, Media Relations, 303-441-4092

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