A writer’s festival in Makassar: The secret to its success — people power!

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Written by Jan Cornall and was originally published in Personal Blog.
May 09, 2018


It’s been a while since I attended a festival in Indonesia.

Last decade I was a regular visitor to Java, taking part in Utan Kayu Bienale, (Jakarta, Bandung, Lampung) Salihara Biennale( Jakarta), Perfurbance (Jogjakarta) and Mata Air (Salitiga).

When I told aussie friends I was going to attend MIWF, a writer’s festival in Makassar, many replied, where’s that?

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