• Discussion

    Young Writers’ Forum

    Discussion – Book Launch – Live Reading

    Thursday, October 19, 2017, 01:00 PM

In cooperation with Yayasan Lontar, and supported by Fasilitasi Kegiatan Kesenian (FKK) the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, 2017 and Ford Foundation.

Discussion #1
Before Publication
Speakers: Siti Gretiani and Anton Kurnia
Thursday, 19 October 2017, 01.30 PM
Salihara Lobby

Two publishing professionals—Siti Gretiani, senior manager at Gramedia Pustaka Utama, and Anton Kurnia from BACA Publishers—will discuss the ins and outs of the publishing world. They will also share and discuss various factors that influence their decision to accept or reject new works that cross their desks every day.

Discussion #2
After Publication
Speakers: John H. McGlynn and Aldo Zirsov
Thursday, 19 October 2017, 03.30 PM
Salihara Lobby

This session focuses on promotion. John H. McGlynn from Yayasan Lontar and Aldo Zirsov from Goodreads Indonesia will explore the norms and avenues often-traveled when a young writer promotes his or her work to local and international audiences.

Book launch & Live Reading
The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry (LAIP) and The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Short Stories (LAISS)
Thursday, 19 October 2017, 07:00 PM
Rooftop Theater

This is launch event for two anthologies—TheLontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry (LAIP) and The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Short Stories (LAISS)and an opportunity to listen to young writers perform/read their works. At this event, works by senior writers that are published in the two Lontar anthologies, will also be presented alongside works by their younger colleagues.

LIFEs 2017
Along with our partners, Komunitas Salihara proudly presents a festival of literature and ideas, LIFEs—a new name and format for Salihara’s Literary Biennale. This year’s theme is Viva! Reborn! focusing on “reading Latin America”.