Main Program | Rewriting the Classics

26 Oct 2019 13:00 - 14:15
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Indus. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

Dante’s Divine Comedy woven into a story about human trafficking. Pride and Prejudice as a Muslim rom com in modern-day Toronto. The ‘Malay trollope’ in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Four Dutchmen revisiting her lack of agency. Join us for a discussion with authors who’ve rewritten classics – as homage, critique or both.

Divine Comedy karya Dante disulam dalan sebuah cerita mengenai perdagangan manusia. Pride and Prejudice dalam kisah komedi romantis seorang Muslim dengan latar belakang Toronto modern. Pelacur Malaysia dalam The Four Dutchmen karya W. Somerset Maugham menilik kembali kekurangan perantaranya. Bergabunglah dengan kami dalam diskusi dengan para penulis yang telah menulis kembali kisah klasik – sebagai penghormatan, kritik atau keduanya.


More like this

Main Program | Location, Location, Location

When setting looms large, readers close a book missing the location within as much as they miss its characters. From sprawling South Asian capitals to ancient Australian wilderness, these writers …

Main Program | The Role of the Arts in Cultural Diplomacy

“We’re fractured nations because we’re not reading or translating each other,” said Malaysian author Bernice Chauly during the UWRF17 panel on the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. Join our group of …

Satellite Program Semarang | Writing Workshop with Vabyo

Valiant Budi (also known as Vabyo) is an award-winning author, songwriter, and scriptwriter. In his latest book Tukar Takdir, Vabyo explores the inevitability of fate and unexpected events. His works …