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

The writers didn’t feel their Native American identity was the most central theme to their writing. The gifts of their heritage are many and so are the stereotyped expectations [Photo Credit: Lisa Bell]

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 processes, dispelled myths, and finally read their work to a packed room at the Steps of the Jaipur Literature Festival […]

Writing Cities, Writing Secrets

William Dalrymple and Suketu Mehta entertained their audience with stories of researching and writing their respective books on the cities of Delhi and Mumbai [Photo Credit: Debra Nicholson]

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 few. To write about a city requires finding a way to capture a city’s unique elements […]