April 20, 2015
by Makassar Writers
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Announcement : Writers and Performers Line-up

Dear friends of MIWF,

Six weeks to go before we kick-off the fifth edition of the Makassar International Writers Festival. Our office is gearing up as the Festival Team is now selecting five emerging writers from Eastern Indonesia and recruiting more volunteers to work with the team. We have scheduled the announcement for the selected emerging writers for April 30th, 2015, and for those who already applied as volunteers, please check your email inbox on May 3rd. Everyone in our office is filled with excitements as the clock is ticking!

This week we are delighted to announce our festival line-up, ranging from a charismatic poet from Malta to a professor in journalism from Washington DC, from a prolific novelist from Luwuk Banggai, Sulawesi to a graphic novelist from the Netherlands.

This year’s line-up will feature Adrian Grima, a poet and lecturer in creative writing from Malta; Janet Steele, a professor in journalism from the US; Marc Nair, a writer and spoken word artist from Singapore; Alia Gabres, a poet and spoken word artist from Melbourne, Australia; a graphic novelist Peter van Dongen from the Netherlands; an award-winning children’s literature and cartoonist from Australia, Rolf Heimann; Indian journalist and writer Pallavi Aiyar; the US writer Bryan Whalen; the Director of Publication of Lontar Foundation, John MCGlynn From Indonesia; as well as our participating writers, which include the award-winning writers Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Oka Rusmini, Leila S. Chudori and Erni Aladjai; a prolific writer, host and the creator of popular TV Shows, Maman Suherman, talented and charismatic poets and writers Khrisna Pabichara and M. Aan Mansyur; a film producer and song writer Mira Lesmana; a multi-talent writer Agus Noor; respected writers, researchers and literary campaigners Nirwan Ahmad Arsuka, JJ Rizal, Alwy Rachman and Nurhady Sirimorok. We, of course, will add more participating writers as the festival approaches.

We are also delighted to announce the festival performer line-up, including the participants of Friends of Indonesia (a three month scholarship program to learn Indonesian arts and culture). This year’s participants come from 11 countries: Roxanne Tan Yu Xian (Malaysia), Du Ngan Linh (Vietnam), Inkar Abzhanova (Kazakhstan), Akosita Gaunavou (Fiji), Fabrizio Bottaro (New Caledonia), Natalia Blay Varo (Spain), Lucas Joseph Maria Ausems (the Netherlands), Umang Kochhar (India), Carmen Fetz (Austria), Filip Haken (Ceko), Lotebawa Moannata (Kiribati), Irfani Fathunnaja (Indonesia). Two sweethearts from Melbourne, Australia, Yana Millane and Nina Lim (Yana&Nina) are making a comeback with a project called “Sweet as Poetry,” along with the Melbourne-based Indonesian Traditional Dance Club, Sanggar Lestari.

So don’t forget to pencil our festival dates 3 – 6 June 2015 and follow our Twitter @makassarwriters for more updates and info. We are inviting all of friends from outside Makassar to fly to the city during the festival and introducing two hashtags as our online invitation: #junikemakassar (which literally translate as: going to Makassar in June) and, of course, #MIWF2015.

We hope to see you in June in Makassar!

Sincerely Yours,

Lily Yulianti Farid

Founder/Director of MIWF

 

 

April 20, 2015
by Makassar Writers
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Kabar MIWF 2015

Tak terasa, enam minggu lagi perayaan edisi kelima Makassar International Writers Festival akan dimulai. Kurator MIWF yang terdiri dari Aslan Abidin, M. Aan Mansyur dan Shinta Febriany saat ini menyeleksi lima penulis dari Indonesia Timur, sementara Tim Produksi Festival yang dipimpin Ita Ibnu sedang merekrut relawan yang akan bekerja selama festival. Kami menjadwalkan pengumuman penulis Indonesia Timur yang terpilih pada tanggal 30 April 2015 di situs web makassarwriters.com. Untuk para calon relawan yang telah mendaftarkan diri, pengumuman seleksi akan kami kirim melalui email pada tanggal 3 Mei 2015. Saat ini, semua yang terlibat mempersiapkan MIWF, bekerja penuh semangat, sejalan dengan waktu pelaksanaan festival yang kian dekat.

Minggu ini kami umumkan daftar penulis dan pengisi acara, yang mencerminkan keragaman genre dan latar belakang. Mulai dari penyair kharismatik asal Malta hingga professor di bidang jurnalisme asal Washington DC, Amerika Serikat. Dari novelis muda produktif asal Luwuk Banggai, Sulawesi Tengah hingga novelis grafis populer asal Belanda. Continue Reading →

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March 23, 2015
by restuwashere
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Rumata’ Backyard Sale – Call for tenants!

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Jadilah bagian dari penggalangan dana Makassar International Writers Festival, ajang sastra dan budaya tahunan yang telah menjadi identitas kultural Makassar dalam lima tahun terakhir dengan berpartisipasi di Rumata’ Backyard Sale.
Caranya:
1. Bila Anda ingin berjualan: hubungi Fiska Ramli (+62 852 4259 4542) untuk pendaftaran lapak,
2. Bila ingin belanja: Langsung datang saat acara berlangsung, berbelanja dan bertemu dengan begitu banyak sahabat serta pendukung MIWF.
Tanggal : Sabtu-Minggu 28-29 Maret 2015
Waktu : 10.00 WITA – selesai
Sampai Ketemu di Rumata’ Backyard Sale!
Dee

February 23, 2015
by restuwashere
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KESEMPATAN BELAJAR MENULIS BERSAMA DEWI LESTARI DI PRE-EVENT MIWF 2015

Dee

Kamu suka menulis? Ingin tahu lebih banyak tentang teknis menluis ala Dee Lestari? Ini kesempatan ekslusif kamu untuk tanya jawab bareng Dee Lestari. Tunggu kedatangannya di Kota Makassar tercinta sekaligus sebagai rangkaian dari Pre-Event MIWF 2015.

Caranya gampang:

  • Bikin review buku Supernova Episode: Gelombang semenarik mungkin (terdiri atas 500-1.000 kata di Blog/Goodreads/Kaskus/Tumblr/notes Facebook).
  • Share link review-mu sebanyak-banyaknya di berbagai media sosial.
  • Kirim link review kamu melalui email ke: promosi@bentangpustaka.com dengan subjek: Dee’s Coaching Clinic (sertakan nama kota yang ingn kamu datangi untuk coaching clinic di subjek email). Contohnya: Makassar/Dee’s Coaching Clinic.
  • Tulis alasan kenapa kamu pantas mengikuti Dee’s Coaching Clinic.

Periode

  • Pengumpulan review : 3 April 2015
  • Penilaian : 04 – 06 April 2015
  • Pengumuman : 7 April 2015
  • Coaching Clinic : Minggu, 12 April 2015 di Rumata Artspace Makassar

Hadiah

  • Reviewer terbaik di setiap kota akan mendapatkan kesempatan mengikuti Dee’s Coaching Clinic
  • Di setiap kota akan dipilih review terfavorit berdasarkan jumlah share atau like terbanyak di sosial media. Pemenang akan diundang makan siang bersama Dee Lestari.

Yuk, segera kirimkan review terbaik kamu.
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