Writers from East Indonesia will get together and reading each other’s works.

Deasy Tirayoh
Emil Amir
Erni Aladjai
Eko Poceratu
Felix K. Nesi
Gody Usnaat
Ilda Karwayu
Jemmy Piran

Shinta Febriany
M. Aan Mansyur

Wednesday 23rd June 2021
3 PM (Makassar Time)

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An opening speech by the festival director, Lily Yulianti Farid followed by the introduction of Emerging Writers from Eastern Indonesia and a conversation with featured writers and speakers.

With special performance: t o d

Lily Yulianti Farid (Indonesia)
Nicholas Saputra (Indonesia)
Gody Usnaat (Indonesia)
Suzy Hutomo (Indonesia)
Marina Mahathir (Malaysia)
Sayaka Murata (Japan)

None

23rd June 2021
6.30 PM (Makassar Time)

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How have policies during pandemic affected people from deaf communities in Indonesia and UK? Are the policies inclusive and fair enough for them? How these people feel and what can they share to the public about inclusivity in the time of pandemic?

Erni Aladjai (Indonesia)
Fitrah Ramadhan (Indonesia)
Lily Yulianti Farid (Indonesia)
Niall Griffith (Wales, UK)
Safyan Iqball (Wales, UK)

Desca Ang

24th June 2021
4 PM (Makassar Time)

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This panel will present Indonesian translators who are now translating Budi Darma and Toety Heraty’s works

Rara Rizal
Syarafina Vidyadhana
Tiffany Tsao

Intan Paramaditha

24th June 2021
6.30 PM (Makassar Time)

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This panel explores stories written by refugees who have been living for many years in Indonesia. In the time of pandemic, is it still relevant to talk about their final destinations?

Bechrouz Boochani (Iran/New Zealand)
Omid Tofighian
Warsan Weedhsan
JN Joniad
Erfan Dana

Intan Paramaditha

25th June 2021
4 PM (Makassar Time)

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Reading the People of Asia is a light-hearted yet insightful initiative that celebrates the growing interest of readers on literature from their region. This year we explore Japanese literature and asking a question about loneliness.

Motoyuki Shibata (Japan)
Sayaka Murata (Japan)
Maesy Ang (Indonesia)
Andry Setiawan (Indonesia)

None

25th June 2021
6.30 PM (Makassar Time)

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While the Indonesian writers are staying at home, their words are still traveling and reaching out their readers.

Dewi Lestari
Felix K. Nesi
Inggit Putria Marga

Maria Pankratia

26th June 2021
2 PM (Makassar Time)

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As one of the guards in the forefront, domestic sector migrant workers are one of the groups
most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A lot of challenges, and stories of friends of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong and
Singapore to cope with various pressures at work, negotiate their identity, and other obstacles that arise during the pandemic
expressed through the stories they share orally and in writing.

Marina Mahathir (Malaysia)
Gavin Seah (Singapore)
Eli Nur (Singapore)
Erin Cipta (Taiwan)
Dyah Pitaloka
Frenia Nababan
Nurjanah (Singapore)
Nur Fadilah
Puji Astutik (Hongkong)

Dyah Pitaloka

26th June 2021
4 PM (Makassar Time)

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Specifically discussing the climate crisis during the pandemic and discussing various literatures that respond to climate change and global warming.

Andhtya F. Utami
Mandy Marahimin
Khairani Barokka

M. Aan Mansyur

26th June 2021
6.30 PM (Makassar Time)

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