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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A Sting in the Tale – The Wonder of Bumblebees

July 26, 2017

By Jules Marie, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger Bee charmer Dave Goulson is zealous about educating everyone about the decline of bees, particularly bumblebees. “Bees are in trouble because of what we’ve done to them and we all need to do something...

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Democracy and the Game of Thrones

July 26, 2017

By Kaity Hauge-Aldridge, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger In his opening statement on Saturday afternoon’s panel on the American political climate, writer Andrew Lam described the ridiculousness of being forced to un-friend people on Facebook. Our mas...

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Guns and Roses – Where Have all the Roses Gone?

July 26, 2017

By Jules Marie, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger Michael Patrick MacDonald lost four of his 11 siblings to guns, crime or poverty. His brother was falsely accused of a gun crime, his mother was shot (and survived) as she was standing in the kitchen wash...

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Native American Writers or Writers Who Happen to be Native American?

July 26, 2017

By Annika Paradise, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger “Claiming ‘Creek’ identity is something that comes from the outside.  I am just a writer,” explained poet Jennifer Forester.  Two poets and a novelist shared their experiences, their writing...

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Run Through Every Door Opened to You

July 26, 2017

by Annika Paradise, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger From surface appearances, Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, and California girl, Carrie Morgridge, couldn’t be more different.  Yet Her Majesty in a brilliant orange t...

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Technology: What Are We Clicking For?

July 26, 2017

By Debra Nicholson, Official Blogger for Jaipur Literature Festival/Boulder Are we controlling technology or is technology controlling us? Nicholas Carr, author of numerous books on the personal and cultural consequences of technology, and Gopi K...

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Writing Cities, Writing Secrets

July 26, 2017

By Debra Nicholson, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger Writing about a city and travel writing are two different genres. The genre of travel writing dates back hundreds of years, with Italian, Japanese, and Arab wanderers telling their tales, to name a fe...

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No Refuge from War Memories

July 26, 2017

By Debra Nicholson, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger War memories never die. They persist in the consciousness of the winners and the losers, and generations of survivors afterward. “All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the...

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Graphic Novels: The Image and the Word

July 26, 2017

By Kaity Hauge-Aldridge, Official JLF@Boulder Blogger As a graphic designer, I am constantly faced with the ever-growing challenge of communicating with a global audience that is increasingly more and more visually minded. We operate in a world of i...

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