Program Day: Saturday 29


Main Program | Women in Fiction

What are the challenges faced by females writing in male-populated genres? Does gender-based discrimination still exist, or has it shifted? Diana Reid, author of Love & Virtue, Ramayda Akmal author, …

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Main Program | Combatting Racism through Creative Practice

As we strive to improve conversations about race, racism, and racial justice, the environment in which we’re speaking seems to be constantly shifting. Our writers and poets offer their different …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Audrey Magee

In Audrey Magee’s beautifully crafted novel, The Colony, she explores character, language, culture, and place on a picturesque Irish island and the impact of political systems and imperialism. Magee discusses …

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Main Program | Unity and Diversity

In polarization politics Indonesia situation, discussing national pluralism is a must and important. Through his book Sang Belas Kasih: Mengurai Pesan-Pesan Batin Surah Al-Rahman, Haidar Bagir will share a peace …

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Main Program | The Act of Remembering

Memories often serve as inspiration for a writer’s works. No matter how far one may travel through place and time, we are always influenced by some of our most memorable …

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Main Program | Young Adult Fiction

Young adult fiction can empower, educate and inspire future generations, but when writing about challenging issues, such as climate change, child trafficking, and racial discrimination, YA writers must decide how …

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Main Program | Human Rights Watch

Elaine Pearson, Asia Executive Director at Human Rights Watch, and Andreas Harsono, author of Race, Islam, and Power: Ethnic and Religious and the Indonesian researcher for Human Rights Watch, will …

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Main Program | Connecting Life with Words: The Women Powering Poetry

Poetry is an invitation for introspection, an opportunity to reveal your unique voice and unearth what it is yours to express. Join our speakers as they discuss their relationship with …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Marina Mahathir

This is Marina Mahathir’s story, from her perspective and no one else’s. It is, she hopes, the answer to the question: What is it like to be Dr. M’s daughter? …

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Main Program | Bali, 50 Years of Change

Jean Couteau and Eric Buvelot discuss Bali, 50 Years of Changes – A Conversation with Jean Couteau, translated from French by Diana Darling, looking back at Bali since the 1970s, …

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