Program Tags: Literature Lovers


Satellite Event | The Art of Poetry with Ada Limon

Ada Limon weaves grief and loss, beauty and compassion into a powerful narrative that makes you breathe. Join Ada Limon in a Q&A about the essence of poetry and how …

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Satellite Event | Stories Within Stories with Ruth Ozeki

In her latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki blends sympathetic characters, compelling plot, and contemporary elements from climate change to music and troubled relationships into a …

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Main Program | The Mind of the Children

Cyntha Hariadi’s Kokokan Mencari Arumbawangi and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie’s Di Tanah Lada both focus on the behaviour and thoughts of children. However, they actually touch on a wider issues, including the chaotic relationship between humans …

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Book Launch | Destination: Jakarta 2040

The concept of time is fundamental to how the universe works. We have been able to understand how it affects everything through physics. In his debut fiction novel, Destination: Jakarta 2040, …

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Main Program | Indonesian Women Storytellers

Muna Masyari, Ramayda Akmal, and Tias Yuliana present the dark reality of women in traditional customs and modern utopias. Their novels show the multiple layers of female characters as well …

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Main Program | What It Means to Be a Refugee

The Committed is Viet Thanh Nguyen’s much-anticipated follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning, The Sympathizer. It shows the United States of America and France through the eyes of a Vietnamese refugee. He is …

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Book Launch | UWRF21 Anthology Book: Mulat Sarira

Each year, UWRF calls out to budding writers across the archipelago: send us your stories! The most outstanding emerging Indonesian voices, selected from hundreds of submissions, are published in the …

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Festival Club | Puan Seni

Puan Seni has been a safe space for women artists since 2015. They have created various discussions, events, and activities, including the Women’s Artists Gathering, in Bali, Sumba, Flores, and …

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Main Program | The Carrying

In The Carrying, Ada Limón “does not ignore the world’s cruelties but tries not to be held hostage by them,” according to the Guardian. The collection of poems captures ambiguous moments …

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Main Program | Islands of Abandonment

What happens to wildlife when humans have retreated to certain places because of conflict or disaster? Cal Flyn’s Islands on Abandonment brings together some of the most desolate ghost towns …

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