[WEBCAST] JLF Houston OnlineVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, November 21 – Sunday, November 22, 2020
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Daily
Asia Society at Home
As our global community continues its journey through these extraordinary times, great literature still has the power to bring us together. That is why this year, Asia Society Texas Center is partnering with Teamwork Arts, Inprint, and the Consulate General of India to bring JLF Houston online. We'll continue to celebrate the ideas, conversations, and books that have enriched our in-person events, while exploring a new array of global and local themes in a series of livestreamed and on-demand events.
JLF Houston will feature speakers including acclaimed Indian American author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni; scholar and critical theorist Homi K. Bhabha; writer, literary translator, and book critic Jenny Bhatt; author of Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens, and Begums of the Mughal Empire and Heroines: Powerful Indian Women in Myth and History Ira Mukhoty; author, screenwriter, playwright, and New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright; and British journalist Matt Ridley.
On the day of the event, please visit the registration link, select "I'm already a member," and enter the same email address provided at the time of registration.
About the Speakers
Amish | Anand Giridharadas | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni | Homi K. Bhabha | Ira Mukhoty | Jenny Bhatt | Kanishk Tharoor | Lawrence Wright | Matt Ridley | Mimi Lok | Namita Gokhale | Neelanjana Banerjee | Omar El Akkad | Sanjoy K. Roy | Shruti Rajagopalan | W. Caleb McDaniel | William Dalrymple
Asia Society hosts today's leading voices, providing commentary on events in news, society, and culture. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect Asia Society views.
About Teamwork Arts
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 and visual artists in the cultural and art space in India and abroad.
Every year, Teamwork Arts produces over 25 performing, visual arts and literary festivals in several countries including Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the UK and USA as well as many eclectic festivals across India. They produce the world's largest literary gathering: the annual Jaipur Literature Festival; JLF international now travels to the US, UK, Canada, Qatar and Australia and have recently launched a digital series - JLF Brave New World. Teamwork Arts’ musical extravaganza, Bollywood Love Story - A Musical, continues to tour the world with sold-out shows everywhere it is held. More information at: www.teamworkarts.com
Inprint, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with the mission of inspiring readers and writers, has helped to transform Houston into a diverse and thriving literary metropolis. Inprint directly serves more than 15,000 Houstonians annually with low-cost or free literary performances for adults and children featuring leading writers; writers workshops for the general public, senior citizens, K-12 teachers, veterans, healthcare providers, the incarcerated, and more; and support for some of the world’s top emerging creative writers, in the form of fellowships and prizes - more than $4 million, to date.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the rest of the world. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Jaipur Literature Festival is produced by Teamwork Arts in partnership with Asia Society Texas Center and Inprint.
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