On Cultural Appropriation

September 27, 2017

  By Karli Sherwinter, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger Approaching authenticity across geographic and cultural-landscapes can be made possible through active listening and authentic engagement. An impressive panel of diverse and award-winning...

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Mogador: The Quest

September 27, 2017

By Lynn Grasberg, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger “You follow the energy and that creates structure. You’re following the body and the heart, not the head.” I was in the front row, tablet on lap, taking notes at a program called, “Mogado...

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The Untrod Path: Writing Travel

September 26, 2017

By Patty Malesh, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger Does travel writing still have a role in an age when everyone travels and Google maps can take you anywhere, instantly, on your laptop? William Dalrymple Acclaimed writers and storytellers Chri...

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Spotlight: Michael Rezendes in conversation with Mukund Padmanabhan

September 26, 2017

By Jules Marie, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger There was a man who stood outside a vice-president’s house with a sign saying “I’ve been raped by a priest” and yet he was ignored. - Michael Rezendes Michael Rezendes—a Pulitzer-Prize win...

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Living the Classics

September 26, 2017

By Jaimie Epstein, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger “Whiteness was not really a concept that existed back then.” - Donna Zuckerberg What do the alt-right and Greek and Roman history have in common? More and more than ever these days. According ...

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Words Are All We Have

September 25, 2017

By Jaimie Epstein, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger The mystery of how anyone becomes who he or she is can usually be solved only after the fact of their becoming, after the dance between nurture and nature has played out. And so, now, looking back,...

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Orientations: Writing Sexuality

September 25, 2017

By Jaimie Epstein, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger In Janice Gould’s poem “The Girl I Used to Be,” from her collection The Force of Gratitude, the subject rises from a clear Sierra stream, “gasping from that brutal creek, terrified, but abso...

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Patriot Games: Nationalism and Globalism

September 25, 2017

By Jaimie Epstein, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel, American War, is set in 2075. Florida is under water, the Eastern Seaboard has vanished. Finally addressing climate change, the president has banned fossil fuels ...

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Korea: Facts and Fictions

September 25, 2017

By Kaity Hauge, Official ZEE JLF@Boulder Blogger All chairs were filled in the Skyscapes auditorium at the Jaipur Literature Festival for one of the most fascinating and terrifying talks of the day. Investigative reporter Suki Kim spoke to a captive...

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Jaipur lit fest spreads its ‘joie de vivre’ to America

September 25, 2017

By John Elliott, Riding the Elephant blog - https://ridingtheelephant.wordpress.com Boulder Colorado success last weekend after an evening in New York “What an industry these lit fests spawn,” a friend emailed when I told him last weekend that...

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