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September 23 - 25th, 2016 | At the Boulder Public Library

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Welcome to JLF at Boulder, Colorado: The Pulse of World Literature

Internationally acclaimed authors in conversation, a festival of ideas and innovative minds. Join us for a taste of what has been declared “the greatest literary show on earth.”
Join us in Boulder to taste the beauty of our common humanity reflected in the beauty of Colorado! Beautiful Boulder, Colorado is known for its 300 days of sunshine per year and its highly educated, professional population of more than 100,000; for its deep interest and leadership in social, technical, and environmental innovation; and for yoga & mindfulness practices, cycling & fitness, and natural health & healing.

Speakers 2016

Michael Macdonald

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William Dalrymple

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Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Vidya Shah

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Thrity Umrigar

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Vera Hildebrand

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Robert Blackwill

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Reed Bye

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Ranjini Obeysekere

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Philip Lutgendorf

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Namita Gokhale

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Margaret Coel

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Maeve Conran

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Laura Pritchett

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Laird Hunt

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Jennifer Foerster

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Jeffrey Sichel

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Guillermo Rodriguez

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Eleni Sikelianos

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Queen Dorjiwangmo Wangchuck

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Devdutt Pattanaik

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Dave Goulson

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Daisy Rockwell

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Claudia Cragg

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Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee

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Anne Waldman

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Amitava Kumar

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Every fall, the cottonwoods, aspen, maples and other trees in and around Boulder put on a dazzling autumn show. Crimson and golden leaves float down to be whisked away by Boulder Creek and set the foothills aglow with brilliant color. Here’s a short guide to enjoying fall foliage — and fall events — in Boulder.

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Fall Foliage and Food Tour

Fall Foliage: A Feast for Your Eyes Boulder Creek: Soak up a gorgeous fall scene right in the middle of Boulder. The 5-mile, paved Boulder Creek Path runs right beside Boulder Creek, oftentimes under a canopy of trees or across picturesque bridges. There are places to sit on a bench, put your feet in the water, listen to the rushing water and watch floating leaves whisk by.

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Reviews

That was the best literary conference I’ve ever been to. WHAT A JOY!

- Laura Pritchett
Speaker

My assessment of YEAR ONE exceeded all my expectations.

- James Palmer
Speaker

I have rarely been so close to such intellectual energy as the case last weekend.

- Bill Heitsmith
Visitor

When I was growing up in Colorado, I didn’t even know one could be a writer; it simply wasn’t a profession that anyone had where I lived. It is my hope that JLF at Boulder can inspire an entirely new generation of writers, and I am immensely proud to have been part of its inaugural festival.

- Ryan Gattis
Speaker

I had never been to a literary festival where I really felt ideas, and not just the purpose of promoting books published recently, drove the conversations, and that made for a fascinating, truly provocative two days.

- Antonio Ruiz Camacho
Speaker

Jaipur’s generous, international sophistication graced Boulder, and Boulder’s highly literate citizenry and mountain beauty graced Jaipur. The combination created a literary love fest that I hope gets re-enacted each year.

- Julene Bair
Speaker

Already a thrilling success in the UK, the Jaipur Literature Festival has clearly found its audience in the US as well.

- Desiblitz

Culture is the new politics.’ If so, Boulder has a chance to be a leader. I so look forward to the festival making my home town its home. And, I repeat...it’s free!

- Donna Baase
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