A Senior Research Fellow in anthropology at the School of Social Science at Monash University, Melbourne.
Received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavor Award to move to West Java, Indonesia, and complete her first novel ‘Troppo’ in 2011.
An award-winning Australian writer in the history and travel writing genre.
Research Fellow at Monash University in the Faculty of Arts and the Australia Indonesia Centre.
A Malaysian writer and filmmaker, author of six novels and several short films.
A poet and essayist from Cebu, Philippines.
An Indonesian-born writer, Xu Xi is an English language novelist from Hong Kong.
An author, editor, translator and the author of Seven Malay novels—including the “Nota“ trilogy—and numerous short stories.
Benedicte Gorrillot has published more than sixty articles on various contemporary french and francophone poets since 2005
An Australian writer, researcher, musician and education consultant who also writes for various newspapers (Jakarta Post and Indonesian Expat)
Vice-Consul at the Australian Consulate-General in Makassar. Ms Rish’s main role is promoting education links between our two countries.
Speakers / Writers / Moderators
Recognised as one of the world’s leading pianists and has been at the forefront of championing new piano music.
A living legend in Indonesian literature. Sapardi’s lyrical poems have been widely published, read, discussed, analysed and were transformed into beautiful songs.
Bestselling Indonesian author, best known for writing a series of popular novels focusing on the lives of young professionals in Indonesia.
Known as a columnist with a focus on the environment, social issues, and management.
Studied human interpersonal communication and conducted research in linguistics at Ohio State University, Colombus, U.S.
An activist, journalist, columnist, film and documentary maker and founder of at least three non-governmental organizations in Indonesia.
The Editor-in-Chief of The Jakarta Post, Endy Bayuni writes regular columns about Indonesian politics, Islam, democracy, foreign affairs, ASEAN, economic development, and the changing media landscape.
She was working as a banker before reliazing that it was not her passion and decided to become a writer. An author of best selling-novel, Fairish (2004).
Born in 1985 in Makassar and a graduate in Architecture of Parahyangan University in Bandung, Lala Bohang currently lives and works as an artist and illustrator in Jakarta.
An Indonesian story collector and a lover of tall tales, Maggie is a writer of short fiction, essays, novels, and is also the Managing Director of The Jakarta Post Writing Center.
Has published several essays, short stories and novels, and has been awarded RI, Satya Lencana from the President of Indonesia, and Anugerah MASTERA (Brunei).
An author of books and songs. Struggling as a stroke survivor, he pours overs his new novel Forgotten Colors which will be published in the middle of this year.
POEMUSE features their works of Indonesian composer music inspired by Indonesian poets.
A screenwriter who worked with Riri Riza in the Movie ‘Athirah’. He received the award for the best screenwriter in 2016 Indonesian Film Festival.
A professional photographer and journalist who is interested in social life and humanity. That is why he encouraged himself to volunteer as an official photographer in Rumata Art Space.
The only story editor for movie and TV scripts in Indonesia who’s involved in the script development of several Indonesian box office movies, such as Habibie & Ainun, Mencari Hilal, Surat Dari Praha, Kuala Kumal, Marmut Merah Jambu, and the latest Hangout.
He is an award winning film director, producer, and scriptwriter, famously known for his extraordinary works in producing good quality box-office movies, as well as being a trendsetter in Indonesian cinema.
is a poet and theatre director. She established Kala Teater (2006), a community of art and culture, and has written, adapted, and directed themed theatre.
is a journalist, writer, photographer, and videographer living in Tinambung, West Sulawesi. He has published dozens of books on maritime culture, mainly based on his independent research over many years.
wrote the screenplay for Cahaya Dari Timur: Beta Maluku (best film, Indonesian Film Festival 2014 and was choosen as best film by Tempo Magazine in the same year). Irfan has a special interest in history and sociocultural issues.
Started his writing career by publishing Jomblo in 2004 and became a script writer for his book-made-into-movie, Sabtu Bersama Bapak.
Made his first short film, Hide and Sleep, that initiated the founding of Independent Production Company, Hide Project Indonesia that creates many alternative film projects.