From intimate in-conversations among leading authors, artists, thinkers, and performers, to fiery debates on some of the region’s most pressing concerns, the 20th Anniversary Main Program occurs across three stages: Alang-Alang and Valley Stage, as well as Indus Restaurant.
From its founding in 1983 during the Soeharto years to the tumultuous events that led to Reformasi, and throughout the struggles and victories that have defined Indonesia’s democratic journey, The …Read more
Prepare to be captivated as we present an exceptional assembly of the Festival’s brightest minds, coming together to enchant and mesmerize you with the captivating magic of poetry. Please take …Read more
Drawing from over 15 years of comprehensive research, Janet Steele’s latest book, Malaysiakini, presents an intimate portrayal of the individuals and issues that underpin Malaysia’s sole truly independent media platform. …Read more
Debra Dank, Anita Heiss, and Kevin Jared Hosein guide you through a journey into the realm of storytelling. Debra Dank, a distinguished Gudanji/Wakaja author and narrative performance researcher, will present …Read more
Formidable Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva will discuss her five-decade-long fight for environmental justice in India. Highly regarded, Shiva has worked tirelessly to save forests, shut down polluting mines, exposed the …Read more
An author, academic scholar, and former Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs in the Fourth Development Cabinet in 1998, Muhammad Quraish Shihab leads the Al-Qur’an Study Center. This non-profit organization aims …Read more
What is it like to be a writer of Southeast Asian heritage today, and what direction are we headed in? How can writers break into other markets? What is the …Read more