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Makassar Writers Festival aims to unite in diversity

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In this article: Lily Yulianti Farid

Written by Andi Hajramurni
Originally published in Jakarta Post.

May 17, 2017
Domestic and foreign writers gathering at the 2017 Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) hope to ease sectarian tension across Indonesia via seminars, exhibitions and writing workshops held at the Fort Rotterdam from Tuesday to Saturday. The annual festival has been organized by Rumata' Artspace since 2011 to promote contemporary literature as well as reading and writing habits. This year, it has adopted “diversity” as its theme. “Differences are common in Indonesia. But let’s just unite, ease the tension by enjoying this literacy party,” Rumata' Artspace director Lily Yulianti Farid said.

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