Program Category: Free Events

As a not-for-profit aims to enriching the lives of Indonesians through literature and the arts, the Festival is working hard to ensure that we have programs that are accessible to all.


Book Launch | Lands End For Orders – A true tale of innocence overboard

28 Oct 2022 15:00 /

My dreams of joining the British Merchant navy and strolling the deck in a white uniform, are shattered by a punch in the mouth within hours of boarding my first …

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Book Launch | Yang Menari dalam Bayangan Inang Mati

28 Oct 2022 15:00 /

Putu is an only child and grew up without knowing his parents. Growing up with his grandmother in a Balinese village, Putu was also brought up by traditional arts. Through …

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Book Launch | Tulus Untuk Orang yang Salah

28 Oct 2022 15:15 /

Tulus Untuk Orang yang Salah, is the work of senandika – or soliloquy – from the bestselling author Boy Candra. It is about the complication of love, unrequited feelings, and …

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Book Launch | Mountains More Ancient

28 Oct 2022 16:00 /

Isna Marifa’s debut novel Mountains More Ancient focuses on the Indonesian experience of slavery in South Africa. Set in 1751, nine-year-old Wulan finds herself half a world away from her …

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Book Launch | Suara Berbeda dari Pulau Dewata

28 Oct 2022 16:30 /

Suara Berbeda dari Pulau Dewata attempts to assemble ideas about Bali and its surroundings, especially those on the BaleBengong.id website. The articles included are written by contributors from all different …

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Book Launch | Watersong

28 Oct 2022 16:30 /

Clarissa Goenawan is an award-winning author from Singapore. Set in Japan, her most recent novel Watersong (2022) follows protagonist Shouji Arai. When he crosses one of his company’s most powerful …

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Art Exhibition | Lukisan Sukma

28 Oct 2022 17:30 /

The art exhibition Lukisan Sukma (Soul Painting) showcases paintings and prints by Susiawan. Using the visual language of abstraction that emphasizes the power of line and color, Susiawan expresses his …

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Festival Club | Story of a Translation: ‘Menolak Ayah’ to ‘Rejection’

28 Oct 2022 17:45 /

The book Menolak Ayah explores Batak culture by using magical words and presenting contradictions between traditional Batak culture and Jakarta society in the early 1960s. Join author Ashadi Siregar in …

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Book Launch | Trilogi Jirah

28 Oct 2022 18:00 /

The trilogy: Jirah, consisting of novels Janda dari Jirah, Si Rarung, and Manggali Kalki, was written between 2006 and 2021. The books focus on a historical and researched approach to …

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Film Program | Between Us

28 Oct 2022 18:00 /

Three couples with different ages, experiences, and relationship duration reveal their fears and dreams of living together in front of the camera. The director, Dorota Proba, approaches her protagonists with …

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