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Main Program | Voices from the East

27 Oct 2022 15:15 - 16:15
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Alang-Alang. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

Regional disparities in literary access have contributed to many eastern Indonesian stories and narratives remaining untold. Listen to writers and community activists Aprila RA Wayar, Felix K. Nesi, and Maria Pankratia as they discuss the creative tactics they’ve developed to improve literacy in the East, as well as their faith in literature as a vehicle for change throughout the homeland. 

Ketimpangan wilayah dalam akses sastra telah berkontribusi pada banyak cerita dan narasi Indonesia timur yang belum terdengar. Penulis dan aktivis komunitas, Aprila RA Wayar, Felix K. Nesi dan Maria Pankratia, saat mereka mendiskusikan taktik kreatif yang mereka kembangkan untuk meningkatkan literasi di Timur, serta keyakinan mereka pada sastra sebagai kendaraan perubahan di seluruh tanah air.


Aprila Wayar

Aprila Wayar, commonly known as Emil, is a Papuan journalist and novelist who grew up in West Java. In 2009, Emil’s first novel Mawar Hitam Tanpa Akar made her the first female …

Olin Monteiro

Olin Monteiro is a feminist activist, writer, documentary producer, and women’s rights consultant. Olin has been an activist for more than two decades, and has created more than 10 documentaries …

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 …

Felix K. Nesi

Felix K. Nesi is from West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). His book, Orang-Orang Oetimu, won the 2018 Jakarta Arts Council (DKJ) Novel Manuscript Contest, was a finalist for Kusala …

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