Main Program: Poetic Calling

27 Oct 2017 09:00 - 10:00
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

Of the 913 works submitted to this year’s Emerging Writers Program, poetry was the most popular type comprising 40% of submissions. But writing poetry seems a somewhat lonely and quiet pursuit amid the bluster of bestsellers and morass of memoirs. Meet these writers dedicated to the art of distilling emotions and making every word count, and discover why poetry keeps calling to them.

Supported by The Lontar Foundation. 

Dari 913 karya yang diajukan ke program Emerging Writers Program tahun ini, puisi adalah tipe yang paling populer yang berjumlah 40% dari pengajuan karya yang telah terkumpul. Tapi menulis puisi sepertinya merupakan usaha yang agak sunyi dan sepi di tengah gejolak buku terlaris dan kekacauan karya. Temui para penulis ini yang didedikasikan untuk seni penyulingan emosi dan membuat setiap hitungan kata, dan temukan mengapa puisi terus memanggil mereka.

Didukung oleh The Lontar Foundation. 


Seruni Unie

Seruni Unie is a poet from Surakarta. Some of her works have been published in national printed media such as Jawa Pos, Media Indonesia and Republika. Her anthologies, Catatan Perempuan, …

Rachmat Hidayat Mustamin

Film director, film critic and poet Rachmat Hidayat Mustamin is a graduate of the National University of Malaysia. He has been part of Imitation Film Project since 2016. His short …

Mohammad Isa Gautama

From Padang, West Sumatra, Mohammad Isa Gautama has had numerous works published in national media. His poems have been included in various anthologies, such as Pesan Camar, Dari Bumi Lada, …

A. Nabil Wibisana

A. Nabil Wibisana is a poet, essayist and editor. His work has been published in various newspapers, and his poems have been included in anthologies Pengantin Langit, Ratapan Laut Sawu, …

Kadek Sonia Piscayanti

Balinese writer Kadek Sonia Piscayanti has published a number of books including The Art of Literature and Perempuan Tanpa Nama. She is a theatre director and manages the cultural group …

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