Program Category: Main Program 28 Oct


Main Program | Power Structures in Storytelling

28 Oct 2022 09:00 /

Stories grant us the power to create parallel universes within which we may explore ourselves and our world, including examining our social and political landscapes. Join award-winning Irish author Audrey …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Tash Aw and Preeta Samarasan

28 Oct 2022 09:00 /

Tash Aw, author of Strangers on a Pier: Portrait of a Family, and Preeta Samarasan, author of Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, tell stories of family, race, religion, tradition versus modernity, all …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Kylie Moore-Gilbert

28 Oct 2022 09:00 /

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a scholar of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, tells of her false imprisonment in Iran from September 2018 to November 2020. Her memoir The Uncaged Sky is a detailed, beautifully …

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Main Program | The Power of Poetry

28 Oct 2022 10:15 /

Poetry has the power to move, inspire and unite us. Poetry, out of all the literary genres, chooses the most beautiful ‘passage.’ Join us for a poetry reading that centres …

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Main Program | Shaping Children’s Literacy

28 Oct 2022 10:15 /

From the first days of a child’s life, their skills in language and literacy are shaped by listening and interacting with the people around them. Children’s author Ariyo Zidni and …

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Main Program | Climate Change in the Austral-Asian Region

28 Oct 2022 10:15 /

Dramatic mountains, oceans, rivers, trees, and iconic wildlife are synonymous with Indonesia and the Austral-Asian region. But, we are all beginning to understand that our environment is changing and that …

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Main Program | Beacon of Hope: The Human Experience of Conflict

28 Oct 2022 11:30 /

The story of refugees is one of survival, transformation, and triumph. Max Rosochinsky and Oksana Maksymchuk fled Ukraine right before the outbreak of the war. Giuseppe Catozzella’s book Don’t Tell Me …

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Main Program | Alternative History of Indonesia

28 Oct 2022 11:30 /

Can re-telling narratives change our understanding of contemporary Indonesian history? Peter Carey, Eko Darmoko, and Max Lane discuss why the analysis of the longest period of Indonesian history, the New …

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Main Program | Women in History

28 Oct 2022 11:30 /

In conflicts and humanitarian events around the world, what are the experiences of women? Magdalena Sitorus’s research explores the perspectives of women survivors of Indonesia’s 1965 mass killings, as does …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Sequoia Nagamatsu

28 Oct 2022 12:45 /

Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark, follows generations of intricately-connected characters as humanity attempts to rebuild after a pandemic. This haunting and hopeful story about …

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