About JLF North Carolina

In February 2024, the 17th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival took place in the Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was a magnificent success, affirming the power of words and ideas through a remarkable line-up of speakers and sessions. The Festival's indomitable and inspiring spirit reached our audiences, both digitally and in-person.

Experience the same exhilarating energy of the Jaipur Festival as it makes its grand debut in the vibrant university town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. The first edition of JLF North Carolina will take place at the University of North Carolina from September 27- 282024.

JLF editions, across several countries that include the US, UK, Spain, the Maldives, and Australia and in the Middle-East, seamlessly merge the rich multilingual literary traditions of South Asia with the unique essence of the host regions. 

Through 2021-2022, virtual versions of JLF kept the spirit of creative conversations alive during the Covid years. Writers, thinkers, poets, artists, and filmmakers engaged in captivating discussions.

In 2024, at JLF North Carolina, we celebrate the awe-inspiring history of picturesque Chapel Hill with its deep roots in the Civil Rights era, the erudition of the University of North Carolina, its famed murals, community art and much more. Our hallmark camaraderie, caravan of ideas, and the enchanting flow of conversations will make it a truly unparalleled literary festival.

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