Main Program | Dewi Lestari: How to Research for Fiction

01 Nov 2020 10:00 - 11:00
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Dewi Lestari is one of Indonesia’s most popular authors in modern literature. Join her for an insightful discussion about the research process behind her latest book, Aroma Karsa, which even saw her visiting a rubbish dump for ideas and inspiration. Hear from Dewi about the importance of deep research for fiction writing, and learn practical tips to get started.

Dewi Lestari adalah salah satu penulis Indonesia terpopuler dalam sastra modern. Bergabunglah dengannya untuk diskusi mendalam mengenai proses penelitian di balik buku terbarunya, Aroma Karsa, yang bahkan membuatnya mengunjungi tempat pembuangan sampah untuk mencari ide dan inspirasi. Dengarkan langsung dari Dewi tentang pentingnya penelitian mendalam untuk penulisan fiksi, dan pelajari kiat praktis untuk memulainya.

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