Special Event: This Alien Nation

26 Oct 2018 19:00 - 21:00
350,000
Indus. Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

In a multicultural world, being a newcomer can be uncomfortable, hilarious, and weird. But it makes for some great stories. For this special UWRF edition of the beloved New York storytelling show, Sofija Stefanovic and a lineup of Festival scribes share tales of language barriers, cultural missteps, rumbles, romance, and more.

 

Featuring

Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He has released four hip hop records, three poetry books and a novel, Here Come the Dogs, which …


Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus Wibowo is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. His books include Selimut Debu (A Blanket of Dust, 2010), Garis Batas (Borderlines: A Journey through Central Asia, 2011), and …


Sofija Stefanovic

Sofija Stefanovic is a Serbian-Australian writer and storyteller in New York. Her memoir, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia is a funny and dark story about immigration. She hosts This Alien Nation, a celebration of immigration. …


Carlo Pizzati

Carlo Pizzati is the author of two novels, three nonfiction books and a collection of short stories. He lives with his wife near a fishing village in India where he …


Miriam Liebermann

Singer-songwriter Miriam Liebermann is known not only for her unmistakable voice and songwriting, but for playing the 21 string West African harp, the kora. Miriam draws her influences from far …


Kamin Mohammadi

Kamin Mohammadi was born in Iran in 1969 and exiled to the UK in 1979. She is an experienced journalist, travel writer and broadcaster, who has written for the British …


Ferenc Barnás 

Ferenc Barnás was born in 1959. His novels have been translated into several languages, including English, German, French and Indonesian, and he has received three of Hungary’s highest literary honors. …



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