JLF came to Boulder, CO this fall– a feast of local and international writers. Great to see world literature center stage in the Rockies, and to meet so many wonderful writers. Laura Pritchett moderated as Namita Gokhale, Hannah Nordhaus and I shared thoughts on fiction, memory and the imagination. It was meaningful too, to share spoken word connections with Vikram Chandra, Linda Hess, Christi Merrill and Claudia Cragg. And later, I met four very powerful women who are in the business of “raising the spirits”– Linda Hogan, Debra Magpie Earling, Lisa Jones and Elizabeth Fenn. Thank you, Jaipur!