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.
A special collaborative project run by the festival’s creative team and artists which introducing a pop-up picnic park with foods, music, an open air cinema and an outdoor library. Ke Taman opens from 13 May until 20 May 2017
Ruang Bersama (or literally means The Common Room) opens a dialogue on conflicts and trauma and how the victims and survivors share their stories with others. This program is sponsored by Kelola Foundation and The Danish Embassy, Jakarta.
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
MIWF for Kids
a free program for children, parents, teachers and educators. Learn and enjoy the power of storytelling!
Friends from Afar
is a special program for senior high school students living in regional areas to join the festival.
He was born om 20 March 1940 in Surakarta, Central Java. Sapardi’ lyrical poems have been widely published, read, discussed, analysed and were transformed into beautiful songs.
an Indonesian-born writer, Xu Xi is an English language novelist from Hong Kong. Her latest novel, That Man in Our Lives, was recently published by C&R Press in September 2016.
Received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award to move to West Java, Indonesia, and complete her first novel ‘Troppo’ in 2011. As part of this award, she worked with mentors at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung.
Works as a librarian at Katakerja, a creative room in Makassar. His published works are: Aku Hendak Pindah Rumah (2008), Tokoh-tokoh yang Melawan Kita dalam Satu Cerita (2012), Kukila (2012), Kepalaku: Kantor Paling Sibuk di Dunia (2014), and Melihat Api Bekerja (2015).
Parents from Iran, born & living in Germany. Her first novel (Nachts ist es leise in Teheran = At night, it is quiet in Tehran) was acclaimed by many critics. A very well written story of a migrant family from Iran living in Germany.
bestselling Indonesian author, best known for writing a series of popular novels focusing on the lives of young bankers in Indonesia. Her debut novel A Very Yuppy Wedding is published in 2007, and she has released seven books since