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The 4th ASEAN Literary Festival

Events / Festival / Main Festival

Aug 03, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Fatahilah Square, Kota Tua Compound, Jakarta

Visit the official website, or follow them on Twitter, or tune in to this hashtag #ALF2017


A. Fuadi Aan Mansyur Alanda Kariza Andreas Harsono Arswendo Atmowiloto Candra Malik Debra Yatim Feby Indirani Goenawan Mohamad Lala Bohang Martin Aleida Ni Komang Ariani Okky Madasari Pangeran Siahaan Saras Dewi

The ASEAN Literary Festival is a cultural event where all ASEAN countries can share in proximity, familiarities in culture literary interests often influenced by the colonial experience. This Festival is the first literary event to focus primarily on the quality of the ASEAN region’s literary works. By building a bridge between people of literature and the general public, we aim to promote the cultures, arts and literary works not only in our region but to the broader global audience.

The festival presents ASEAN’s poets, novelists, playwrights, critics, scholars and artists who perform, share and discuss the role of literature in our cultures which will help our member countries to foster a just society, encouraging human rights and democracy.

This year, ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary. A milestone for us, people in Southeast Asia. ASEAN Literary Festival 2017 will be held in conjunction with the celebration.

That’s why we decide to hold the festival on the first week of August 2017. A month when we celebrate our 50 years of togetherness, themed “Beyond Imagination”.

#ASEANLitFest #ASEANLiteraryFestival #ALF2017 #ASEAN


Below is some of the highlight programs that involves participating writers from Indonesia. For the complete festival program, please visit The 4th ASEAN Literary Festival program page.

Day 1

Opening Night

Day 2

Discussion Southeast Asian in Fiction, Azhar Ibrahim, Glenn Diaz, Shaz Johar, Yusri Fajar — Hosted by Saras Dewi.
Ruang Tengah — Martin Aleida.

Day 3

Blasphemy Acts — Faisal Tehrani, Arswendo Atmowiloto.
We Are All Sinners — Glenn Diaz, Feby Indirani, Ni Komang Ariani.
Ruang Tengah — Arswendo Atmowiloto, Goenawan Mohamad.

Day 4

Connecting ASEAN Publishers — Hosted by Aan Mansyur.
Young Poets on Politics and Society — Aan Mansyur, Marius Hulpe, Hariz Fadhilah.

Organized by Muara Foundation