Opening Night: Faisal Tehrani
Every year ASEAN Literary Festival opened by lecture from prominent figure in Southeast Asia.
This year we proudly present Faisal Tehrani of Malaysia to deliver a lecture on resisting book banning, on fighting for freedom of expression in Southeast Asia.
In this year's festival opening, there will also be a special speech by Hilmar Farid, Director General of Culture, The Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia, on how literature unites the region.
This program is free and open for public.