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Makassar International Writers Festival 2015

June 3, 2015 - June 6, 2015


Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) is the first and only international literary festival held in Eastern Indonesia. The festival is organized by Rumata’ Artspace as an annual program. Since its first edition in 2011, the festival has become the most-anticipated literary event for the locals.

It is renowned for its relaxed and informal atmosphere as well as its diverse and eclectic program of stimulating, engaging and entertaining conversations.



Below is the schedule for programs that involves participating writers from Indonesia only. For the complete festival program, please visit The Makassar International Writers Festival 2015 Program page.

Day 1 – June 3, 2015

09.00-17.30Kompas Workshop: Short-story Writing with Agus Noor and Aan MansyurSame Hotel, Makassar
10.00-12.00Passion in Action: Wireless Stars Indonesia Irwan Tantu, Adel Yousouf, Trinity, Nirwan Arsuka, Ridwan Alimuddin , Sulaiman Miting.
Moderator : Lily Yulianti Farid
Prof Ahmad Amiruddin Auditorium, Hasanuddin University
16.45-18.00Meet The Publishers: Gagas Media and Indonesiana Project
featuring Faisal Oddang, Wahana Penulis with Ifan Ismail
O Building
Fort Rotterdam
15.30-17.30Book Launch: Stanley Harsha: Seperti Bulan dan Matahari (Penerbit Buku Kompas)Chapel
Fort Rotterdam

Day 2 – June 4, 2015

10.00-13.00Places, People and Stories: Leif Randt, Andreas Stichmann, Adrian Grima and Oka Rusmini
Hosts: M. Aan Mansyur and Bryan Whalen - International Program
Prof. Mattulada Auditorium Faculty of Literature, Hasanuddin University
15.00-17.00Indonesian Program
Voices from Eastern Indonesia: 6 emerging writers and Erni Aladjai Reviewer: Agus Noor
Moderator : Shinta Febriany
Fort Rotterdam
16.00-18.00Book Launch: Alwy Rahman “Ruang Hadir Ruang Sadar “O Building
Fort Rotterdam
19.30-22.00Under the Poetic SkyFort Rotterdam

Day 3 – June 5, 2015

10.00–12.00Promoting Asian Literature to the World: Initiatives from Japan, Singapore and Indonesia with Roland Kelts, Satoshi Kitamura, Marc Nair, Leila S Chudori, Oka Rusmini , John McGlynn
Moderator : Lily Yulianti Farid
Fort Rotterdam
10.00–12.00The Travelers' Story with Trinity, Pallavi Aiyar and Mahir Pradana
Moderator : Junanto Herdiawan
Lagaligo Museum
Fort Rotterdam
14.00–16.00Seno Gumira Ajidarma: Writing in a tumultuous nation
MIWFs Special Session
Moderator: Aslan Abidin
Fort Rotterdam
14.00–16.00In Searching for Quality Journalism with Maman Suherman
Moderator : Astrid AF
LT Room floor 1 , Faculty of Da’Wah & Communication, State Islamic University Makassar
15.00–16.00Book Launch
M. Aan Mansyur: Lelaki Terakhir yang Menangis di Bumi (Gagas Media)
Moderator : Nurhady Sirimorok
O Building
Fort Rotterdam
16.00–17.00Writing Indonesia: Peter van Dongen, Pallavi Aiyar , Mahir Pradana
Moderator: Janet Steele
LaGaligo Museum
Fort Rotterdam
16.30–18.00Book Launch
Leila S. Chudori: Nadira (Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia) and Home (English translation of Pulang, translated by John MCGlynn)
Moderator: John McGlynn
Fort Rotterdam
19.30–22.00Under the Poetic SkyFort Rotterdam

Day 4 – June 6, 2015

07.00–12.00Writers TourLae-lae Island

Participating Writer(s)

Aan Mansyur, M. Agus Noor Erni Aladjai Faisal Oddang Khrisna Pabichara Leila S. Chudori Lily Yulianti Farid Oka Rusmini Seno Gumira Ajidarma


June 3, 2015
June 6, 2015
Event Category:


Rumata’ Artspace


Benteng Rotterdam
Jl. Penghibur
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