Program Category: Free Events

As a not-for-profit with a mission of enriching the lives of Indonesians through literature and the arts, the Festival works hard to ensure our program is accessible to all audiences. Each year, we present almost 50% of our program free of charge.


Festival Club | A Storyteller’s Life

Adriaan van Dis’ book Repatriated was published to great acclaim and translated around the world – so naturally, the next step was to team up with Peter van Dongen for …

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Festival Club | A Shared Past and Future

Join four storytellers from The Netherlands with a family history in Indonesia as they explore the influence of Indo-Dutch roots, colonialism and migration on their work. Through conversation and performance, …

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Live Music & Arts | [untitled]

26 Oct 2019 21:00 / /

Join host Maeve Marsden for an evening of tales from the margins, stories of pride, prejudice and finding community through a shared experience of difference. Maeve’s award-winning storytelling event sells …

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Live Music & Arts | Moe Clark: Poetic Transformation

26 Oct 2019 21:15 / /

Métis performing artist Moe Clark draws from multilingual lyricism to create meaning rooted in personal legacy. Join the looping pedal mistress, spoken word poet and nomadic songbird for a magical …

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Children & Youth | Creative Writing through Circus Skills

27 Oct 2019 10:00 /

Circus is a fun and interactive way to access your inner creative writing process. It can be used as a tool for team building and overcoming many different obstacles. In …

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Children & Youth | Every Picture Tells a Story

27 Oct 2019 10:00 /

What do you see? What do you hear? How do you like to tell stories? Let your imagination run wild when you use pictures to feel inspired. In this workshop …

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Book Launch | The Colour of Things Unseen

27 Oct 2019 14:00 /

Adi leaves his village in Central Java to attend art school in Sydney, Australia. After four years of study and a successful exhibition, Adi summons the courage to begin a …

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Children & Youth | Develop Your Poetry

27 Oct 2019 14:00 /

In this workshop, writer and teacher Maryam Azam will share the theories and techniques that guide her poetic practice. You will have the opportunity to use these strategies to write …

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Book Launch | Tutur Feminis Meluruhkan yang Biner

27 Oct 2019 14:00 /

This coloring book is a collection of thoughts and feelings based on conversations with five women who are leaders in their respective areas. They are writers, strategists, scholars and facilitators …

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Film Screening | Bibliographia (2013)

27 Oct 2019 15:00 / /

A film by João Manso and Miguel-Manso, a Portuguese poet part of this year’s Main Program. In the summer of 1969, four friends rode a raft down the rivers Zêzere …

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Book Launch | UWRF19 Bilingual Anthology

27 Oct 2019 16:00 /

Each year UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. From hundreds of submissions, the most outstanding new Indonesian voices are published in …

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