Far away is near at hand this weekend: Events from Jaipur, Tibet, and South America in Boulder and Denver

Intercultural dialogue at The Jaipur Literary Festival

During the Jaipur Literary Festival at Boulder Public Library, attendees can enjoy 50 sessions with world-renowned authors, speakers, and musicians. There will be readings, musical performances, and writing workshops as part of the free, three-day festival happening September 23 – 25. G. Willow Wilson, comic book writer, and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for her debut novel, “Alif the Unseen” will give two talks about women and diversity in comic books and perceptions of America in media.

Conscious Journeys from the Tibetan Village Project

It’s not too late to catch Naropa University’s “Conscious Journey” exhibit, which presents photographs that seek to educate and enhance Tibetan cultural awareness and community preservation. The photographic stories share Tibetan religion, culture, beauty, and the harsh reality of their life. The show is a fundraiser for Tibetan Village Project to continue their program in Tibet. The exhibit runs from September 12 – October 14 at the Paramita Gallery on the Paramita Campus.

CineLatino showcases films by Latino film makers

It’s Hispanic Heritage month, and to celebrate, treat yourself to CineLatino, a new film festival running from Sept. 22 – 25 at The Sie Film Center in Denver. CineLatino’s program features 12 narratives and three documentaries. The festival begins Thursday night with “The Vessel” directed and written by Julio Quinta screening at 7 p.m. Also featured is director Pablo Larrain’s biopic, “Neruda” (Sept. 23, 7 p.m.) which won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

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