Program Tags: The Craft of Writing


Satellite Program | Creative Writing with Nawaaz Ahmed

Nawaaz Ahmed was born in Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist researching search algorithms for Yahoo. His debut novel Radiant Fugitives (2021) was a …

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Satellite Program | A Discussion with Sequoia Nagamatsu

Sequoia Nagamatsu is the author of the bestselling novel How High We Go in the Dark, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and the short story collection Where We Go …

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Workshop | Writing the Waves

Do you have a great untold surf story lurking inside? That early mission to Nias or Desert Point? That big day at Outside Corner? A sketchy boat trip to the …

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Main Program | Is All Writing an Exploration of Identity?

Writers Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan and Kirstin Chen discuss the identity issues that challenge them as writers, as well as ask how we can move beyond the optics of diversity to enact …

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Main Program | Looking to the Past: Writing about History

João Morgado writes about the expeditions of Vasco de Gama, Magellan, and the spice trade with historical accuracy. Isna Marifa’s debut novel, Mountains More Ancient, focuses on Indonesian slavery in …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Sequoia Nagamatsu

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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Children Program | Writing for Impact

To truly move your audience, your words should cut through them. Claire O’Rourke, a campaigner and journalist, has been working in the field of journalism for over 20 years and …

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Main Program | Publishing in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s publishing scene continues to grow and evolve, but not without its unique challenges. For a region with such immensely rich cultures, histories, and languages, its many locally-celebrated writers …

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Workshop | Writing Balinese Script 

The Lontar manuscript is a witness to the development of written culture in Bali and contains a variety of knowledge and experiences of people’s lives. Words connect us not only …

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Festival Club | International Publishers Congress 2022

The world’s largest federation of national, regional, and specialist publishers’ associations, The International Publishers Association (IPA), will have the 33rd International Publishers Congress in Jakarta on 10-12 November 2022. Join …

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