Program Category: Children & Youth Program

The Festival isn’t just for established voices – it’s a place to encourage budding ones to grow. Designed for aspiring Affandis and  Eka Kurniawans, our Children & Youth program is a series of hands-on workshops spanning writing, drawing, poetry and performance.


Children & Youth: Release Your Inner Voice

Let your imagination flow freely with vibrant images and musical rhythmic prompts. Emilia and Shoba, both children’s book authors and educators, will guide you through an exciting process of crafting …

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Children & Youth: Creative Writing for Young Authors

Do you like writing poems and stories, or even just telling stories? Do you love reading? Then join Francois to learn about different ways to help you start writing, how …

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Children & Youth: My Night in the Planetarium

This is a true story. Do you want to hear it? My Night in the Planetarium is the story of one magical night in the Jakarta Planetarium. But it’s also …

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Children & Youth: Publish in a Flash

Do you dream of publishing your own book or comic book? Well, now you can! This workshop is a publishing program for young people from Bitread Kids. To publish your …

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Children & Youth: Spin Your Own Story

Get your creative story ideas whirling through a game of ‘Wheel of Words’. Debby is an award-winning children’s and teen book author, and she’s here to help you develop your …

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Children & Youth: Let’s Write!

Julia Lawrinson is an Australian writer who has written more than a dozen books for children and young adults, many of them award-winning. This is your chance to join her …

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Children & Youth: The Patient Stone

The Patient Stone is a Sufi tale about a young woman on a journey that takes her away from her family and into a strange but enchanting garden. What she …

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Children & Youth: Letter of Love

Coming straight from the heart, words can be an everlasting gift for someone special in your life. In this workshop, we will plan your own heartfelt letter, write it together, …

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Children & Youth: In Memory of My Feelings

Inspired by Frank O’Hara’s poem, In Memory of My Feelings, this workshop will use an emotion as the basis for writing. Through poetry, prose, a short story, or nonfiction, the …

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Children & Youth: Make Your Own Charcoal

28 Oct 2018 10:00

Make Your Own Charcoal is a workshop started by LagiLagi in 2016 for fueling creativity and awareness about our environment. You will learn how to make drawing charcoal from twigs …

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Children & Youth: The Power of Words

Are you a young poet or writer who loves playing with words? Join poet, short story writer, storyteller, playwright, novelist, actor, musician and painter Apirana Taylor for a fun-filled workshop …

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Children & Youth: Small Acts of Kindness

The Festival’s theme is Jagadhita. One kind of harmony in the world we create is often achieved by simple acts of kindness. From a short story, you will recollect an …

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