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Main Program | Deborah Cassrels: Gods and Demons

03 Nov 2020 14:00 /

Deborah Cassrels is The Australian newspaper’s first Bali-based correspondent. She covered events throughout Indonesia for a decade from 2009, from refugees, politics, the Bali Nine drug gang and the executions …

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Main Program | Poets in Paradise

03 Nov 2020 15:00 /

Meet the men who made Bali romantic. Wayan Jengki Sunarta weaves poetic works of art; Tan Lioe Ie is the first poet in Indonesia to use symbolic Chinese images in …

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Main Program | The Truth About Bananas

03 Nov 2020 16:00 /

Meet ‘The Banana Lady’, Dr Fenny Dwivany, whose research on post-harvest technology has received numerous international awards. Listed as one of Indonesia’s Most Inspiring Women, her observation that the quality …

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Book Launch | Crime Scene Australia – Terror Nullius

03 Nov 2020 17:00 / /

Crime Scene Australia – Terror Nullius is a black and white graphic novel that tells the story of an Australian TV crew shooting an investigative cold case TV series. The …

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Main Program | Intan Paramaditha: The Wandering

03 Nov 2020 18:00 /

The Guardian called Intan Paramaditha’s debut novel The Wandering an “ingenious choose-your-own-adventure challenge, [which is] at least five books in one.” Originally published in Indonesian as Gentayangan and translated into …

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Main Program | Bali’s Citizen Journalism

04 Nov 2020 13:00 /

Citizen journalism in Bali has never been stronger. The community-based journalism portals Bale Bengong and Tatkala provide a platform for local writers to discuss a vast range of topics, including …

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Main Program | Adam Leith Gollner: The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce, and Adventure

04 Nov 2020 14:00 /

Intrepid journalist Adam Leith Gollner, author of The Fruit Hunters, takes us on a fascinating expedition into some of the earth’s most desired fruits, from the wild jungles of Borneo …

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Main Program | Bali’s New Era

04 Nov 2020 15:00 /

Bali’s Governor, I Wayan Koster, has committed to shifting the island’s tourism paradigm and focusing more on agriculture and manufacturing. This is welcome news for many Balinese in these industries, …

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Main Program | Chasing Food Heroes

04 Nov 2020 16:00 /

Delve into the delectable world of gastronomy with Parti Gastronomi, a group of foodies who explore food and its unique DNA through words, meals and activities. Arifin Windarman, Hardian Eko …

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Main Program | Jose Ramos Hortais: Peace and Governance in Timor Leste

04 Nov 2020 17:00 /

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of East Timor, Jose Ramos Hortais, is a human rights activist who works to support democratic leadership and conflict resolution through rule of …

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Book Launch | Babi Babi Babi

04 Nov 2020 17:00 / /

Berkisah tentang seorang gadis yang hamil oleh seekor babi. Oleh bapaknya, gadis yang masih duduk di bangku SD ini hendak dinikahkan dengan babi yang diyakini telah membuatnya hamil. Latar cerita …

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Main Program | Will Harris: Rendang

04 Nov 2020 18:00 /

Will Harris is a writer of Chinese Indonesian and British heritage, born and based in London. His first full poetry collection, RENDANG, engages with the pain and promise of self-perception. …

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Main Program | The Language of Movement

05 Nov 2020 13:00 /

Although Indonesia is renowned for its many types of traditional performing arts that continue to be performed today, the contemporary dance and theater scene is also thriving. Join these talented …

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Main Program | Ben Bland: Hong Kong’s Struggle

05 Nov 2020 14:00 /

With the new draconian and far-reaching national security law recently imposed on Hong Kong, are the struggles of Hong Kong only about human rights and democracy, or do they address …

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Main Program | William Dalrymple: The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

05 Nov 2020 15:00 /

Bestselling author and historian William Dalrymple returns with The Anarchy, which explores how the Mughal Empire fell and was replaced by a multinational corporation based thousands of miles away – …

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Main Program | Oka Rusmini: Men Coblong

05 Nov 2020 16:00 /

Starting out as a column in the Bali Post, writer and journalist Oka Rusmini’s “Men Coblong” offered a feminine perspective on mothers and women. The character of Men Coblong, a …

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Main Program | Richard Fidler: The Golden Maze: A Biography of Prague

05 Nov 2020 17:00 /

In The Golden Maze, Richard Fidler describes Prague as a city where history is ‘‘written in pencil, erased, rewritten and erased again … a fabulous palimpsest of stories.’’ Sit back …

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Book Launch | Kota untuk Semua: Hunian yang Selaras dengan SDGs dan NUA

05 Nov 2020 17:00 / /

Memaparkan dengan jelas dan rinci kota seperti apa yang dapat menyejahterakan semua pihak sekaligus turut berkontribusi pada pewujudan pembangunan yang berkelanjutan. Kota tidak untuk diri sendiri, apalagi untuk segelintir mereka …

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Main Program | Avni Doshi: Burnt Sugar

05 Nov 2020 18:00 /

Avni Doshi’s Burnt Sugar has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. “An unsettling, sinewy debut, startling in its venom and disarming in its humour from the very first sentence,” …

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Main Program | Art as Hope During a Crisis

06 Nov 2020 13:00 /

Art provides us with hope and guidance during a crisis. It enables us to explore what it means to be human, and to unite people and ideas. But COVID-19 has …

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