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Makassar International Writers Festival 2016

May 18-21
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Makassar International Writers Festival

Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) is the first and only international literary festival held in Eastern Indonesia. The festival is organized by Rumata’ Artspace as an annual program. Since its first edition in 2011, the festival has become the most-anticipated literary event for the locals.

It is renowned for its relaxed and informal atmosphere as well as its diverse and eclectic program of stimulating, engaging and entertaining conversations.


Special Program

3Taman4Hari

or 3Parks4Days is a special collaborative project run by the festival’s creative team and artists. Introducing the pop-up park concept, we offer three thematic parks: Reading Park (Taman Baca), Tasty Park (Taman Rasa) and Light and Colour Park



Special Program

Big Ideas Discussion Series

Nine women from various backgrounds and places have taken bold steps to work with their communities and to put idealism back on the agenda.






Special Program

A Cup of Poetry

A Cup of Poetry is a combination of good coffee and tea with selected poetry and stories. Every afternoon at Taman Rasa, hosted by Rumata’ Founders: Riri Riza and Lily Yulianti Farid



Special Program

Twitter Corner

The microblogging platforms takes literature seriously! Get the new experience, explore Twitters’s applications, join our #PoetTweet and #LiTweetrature challenges



Special Program

MIWF for Kids

a free program for children, parents, teachers and educators. Learn and enjoy the power of storytelling!



Special Program

Friends from Afar

is a special program for senior high school students living in regional areas to join the festival.


Speakers/ Writers

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Marius

Hulpe

is an award-winning poet from Germany. His published books are Revival of The Lambs” (2008), Once We Are (2013) and Sweet Electric Night (2014).

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Nury

Vittachi

is a journalist and author based in Hong Kong. His columns are published daily, weekly in a variety of newspapers in Asia as well as on his website


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Aoko

Matsuda

Aoko Matsuda is one of Japan’s most promising young Japanese novelists. She has published two collections of short stories and has also translated Karen Russell’s St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

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Elizabeth D.

Inandiak

was born in Lyon, France in 1959. She is a writer, translator and community activist. Since the age of nineteen, she has traveled the world as a reporter for various French magazines and radio broadcasters.

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Sanaz

Fotouhi

An Iranian-Australia writer, and a producer. She was worked on documentaries in Iran and Afghanistan including on the award winning Hidden Generation:Story of women self_immolation in Afghanistan


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Eka

Kurniawan

was born in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, in 1975 and graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He writes novels, short stories, and non-fiction pieces. His novels have been translated into Japanese, Malay, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Korean.

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Joko

Pinurbo

He started his career as a poet when he was still at senior high school. His debut poetry collection Celana was published in 1999

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M Aan

Mansyur

Aan is famously known for his witty thoughts via Twitter @hurufkecil His published works are: Aku Hendak Pindah Rumah (2008), Tokoh-tokoh yang Melawan Kita dalam Satu Cerita (2012), Kukila (2012)

From last year

Check out the gallery from Makassar International Writers Festival 2015

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