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Main Program | Diversity in Literary Spaces

27 Oct 2022 11:30 - 12:30
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Rumah Buku. Taman Baca @Festival Hub (Google Maps)

As we celebrate the growing rise in diverse stories and representation on bookshelves around the world, it remains important to acknowledge how far the literary industry has left to go. What challenges do writers and artists from marginalised backgrounds still face in both accessing, and navigating literary spaces? Our speakers Rob Arnold, Dub Leffler and Maria Pankratia discuss the work that goes into supporting a literary ecosystem where underrepresented voices are given permanent seats at the table.

Merayakan bangkitnya keberagaman cerita dan buku-buku dari seluruh dunia, penting untuk melihat kembali seberapa jauh industri sastra saat ini. Tantangan apa yang masih dihadapi oleh para penulis dan seniman yang terpinggirkan baik dalam mengakses maupun menavigasi ruang-ruang sastra? Pembicara kami Rob Arnold, Dub Leffler dan Maria Pankratia akan membahas pekerjaan yang mendukung ekosistem sastra di mana suara-suara yang kurang terwakili dibahas dan layak untuk diperhitungkan.


Eva Fernandes

Eva Fernandes is a writer, poet, and artist. She trained and worked as a journalist in the Middle East where she published for Yahoo, The New York Times T Magazine, …

Rob Arnold

Rob Arnold is a Chamoru poet whose work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. His poems have been praised by critics and have received support from …

Dub Leffler

Dub Leffler is an illustrator, writer, and animator. His award-winning picture book Once There Was A Boy (2011), received international recognition and was acquired by the Library of Congress. More …

Maria Pankratia

Maria Pankratia serves as the Program Manager for the Petra Book Club and the Flores Writers Festival, and is the recipient of the 2022 Beyond Projects and Spaces scholarship by …

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