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Lomba Menulis Artikel dan Liputan Berhadiah Total 60 Juta Rupiah

ASEAN Literary Festival 2017 Lomba Menulis Artikel dan Liputan Berhadiah Total 60 Juta Rupiah

Batas akhir: 16 Juli 2017

ASEAN Literary Festival Ardhanary Institute dan Aliansi Jurnalis Independen mempersembahkan

Lomba Menulis Artikel dan Liputan

Tema: ”Keberagaman Gender dan Seksualitas”.

Hadiah total: Rp 60 Juta


Anda wartawan, penulis lepas, >>more

Awaiting ASEANís literary leap

Southeast Asia could claim to be - geopolitically speaking - one of the most strategic spots in the world, but it has contributed little to the world of literature.

While the region has contributed at least two renowned political figures - winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: pro-democracy Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and East Timor's independence movement leader Jose Ramos Horta - no figures from the Southeast Asian literature scene have won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The region's biggest contribution to the world of literature may have been only its cameo role in George Orwell's Burmese Days and some other works based on his sojourn there in the mid-20th century. Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer may have been close several times to winning the coveted trophy that is the Nobel Priz >>more

ALF proceeds with controversial events despite protests

The ASEAN Literary Festival ( ALF ) 2016 entered its second day on Friday without major disruption, despite earlier protest from Muslim groups over controversial event programming that included discussions on homosexuality and the 1965 tragedy.

Police officers were sent to guard the festival location, the Taman Ismail Marzuki arts center in Central Jakarta, in anticipation of a possible security breach after the festival organizer received complaints over fringe events discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) issues and Indonesia’s 1965 tragedy, an aborted coup blamed on the now defunct Indonesian Communist Party ( PKI ).

The festival hosted various programs, including “Ingat 65” — a showcase of how young people have used digital storytelling to remember the tragedy that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands o >>more

Calling all writers to give voice to the voiceless through literature

Literature can contribute to the enhancement of society. 
“The words written by poets, fictionist, dramatists and other creative writers will continue to provide us the people of the region with uncommon sense, conscience and wisdom that will guide us through upheaval and uncertainty long after politicians and bureaucrats have left the arena of power and have descended to oblivion,” Abdul Khalik, co-founder and director of the ASEAN Literary Festival 2016, asserted during his opening statement on the book program . 
This festival, held for four days starting May 5 in Jakarta, invited scholars, writers, and literary connoisseurs to connect and share ideas in open debates and discussions about the role of writers in bringing up ‘sensitive issues’ in society, such as those >>more

Short stories, poems getting scarce in printed media

Literary forms like the short story and the poem nowadays feature less and less in printed media because of market conditions, an artist says.
"Literary magazines and journals are practically non-existent in this country or at least have lost their importance. It clearly shows our apathetic attitude toward literature," Poet Nirwan Dewanto said at the 2016 ASEAN Literary Festival on Sunday.
It was rare to find printed media that still featured researched works, he said, adding some publications still existed such as Horizon Literature Magazine and Koran Tempo.
"However, Horizon magazine is difficult to find in the market," Nirwan asserted.

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