NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Teamwork Arts, producer of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival and the international extensions of JLF, returns to the USA with live in-person programs, offering prominent speakers, authors and writers with the aim of embracing literature, arts and culture. Scheduled to take place from September 9th-18th, the three festivals are: JLF Houston on September 9th & 10th at the Asia Society Texas Center; JLF New York on September 13th & 14th at the Asia Society New York and JLF Colorado on September 17th & 18th at the Boulder Public Library. This year Teamwork Arts has partnered with Asia Society Texas Center and Inprint for its 5th edition of JLF Houston; Boulder Public Library for its 8th edition of JLF Colorado and Asia Society, New York for its 6th edition of JLF New York. JLF Colorado will celebrate the beauty of the Rockies and the Prairies and the unique vitality of Boulder, JLF Houston will highlight the distinctive culture of the Bayou City, and JLF New York will express the cosmopolitan energy and dynamism of New York City. The festivals will also celebrate the heady freedom of the virtual world with a community of more than 22 million people across the world. Maintaining the diversity of the specially curated program the festivals will offer topics such as Politics and Current Affairs, Poetry, Fiction, The Urgency of Borrowed Time (Climate Change), Latinx Poetry, Bollywood, Identity, Diaspora Writing, Medicine and Technology, African American Voices, Latinx American Voices, Indigenous Voices, Migration and Identity, Gun Laws, LGBTQ, among others.
Sahitya Akademi award-winning author and Festival Co-Director, Namita Gokhale, said, “Our JLF USA 2022 editions in Houston, New York and Boulder, Colorado return with the vibrant energy and excitement of live events. The character and literary landscape of each of these in-person festivals reflects both the local and the global. We look forward to books, ideas and dialogue as the ‘living library’ that is the Jaipur Literature Festival visits America again.”
Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, and Festival Producer, Sanjoy K. Roy, said, “This year we bring to you some of the most thought-provoking sessions which explore a vast range of themes and a stellar lineup of speakers. The diversity among the speakers will present an array of conversations highlighting some of the most important topics in the contemporary world”. In the years 2020 and 2021, Teamwork Arts harnessed the power of the digital space and organized international editions of JLF online. These international editions fused the multilingual literary heritage of South Asia with the distinct flavor of the host regions. With the aim of celebrating dialogue and the free flow of ideas, the virtual avatar of JLF kept the creative spirit of conversations alive with a distinguished set of writers, thinkers, poets, artists, and filmmakers engaging in gripping discussions. This year, JLF is all set to be back on-ground, in-person, to celebrate the written word and spread the power of world literature.
For more information on this year’s programs, visit:
JLF Houston https://jlflitfest.org/houston
JLF New York https://jlflitfest.org/new-york
JLF Colorado https://jlflitfest.org/colorado
About Teamwork Arts:
Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. For over 30 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers, change-makers and visual artistes in the knowledge and arts space in India and abroad. Every year, we produce over 33 festivals in 42 cities and 17 countries in the fields of performing & visual arts and literature; our venues include Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and USA as well as many eclectic festivals across India. We produce the world’s largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Qatar and the Maldives and soon in Europe.
Even amidst the upheaval and unsettling times of 2020, Teamwork Arts successfully launched the digital series, JLF Brave New World and WORDS ARE BRIDGES, which were viewed by over 4.8 million people in their first season. Through its digital avatar, the Jaipur Literature Festival reached over 19 million viewers in January 2021 and brought together the world’s leading commentators and writers. The digital series Be Inspired was launched in 2021 – a series that crystal gazes into the future with conversations on science, technology, innovation, environment and more.
More information at: www.teamworkarts.com