Padang Literary Biennale 2014 Program Announced

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October 13, 2013 — by Indonesian Writers

Last updated on August 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

If you enjoyed the first ever Padang Literary Biennale that took place in April 2012 then you will be delighted to find out that the programs for the next Padang Literary Biennale have been announced. The second Padang Literary Biennale will take place this weekend, 19-21 September 2014, and is sure to be an awesome celebration of arts and literature in Sumatera.

The festival, Padang Literary Biennale 2014, will feature discussions, panels, author readings, film screening, and art/musical performances, also create opportunities to meet authors, book sales, and book signings. Participating writers and artists, including Ayu Utami, Nirwan Dewanto, Okky Madasari, Aan Mansyur, Hary B Kori’un, Kiky Sulistyo, Ni Made Purnamasari, Erik Prasetya, Ollin Monteiro, and Neni Muhdin were announced earlier this month. And of course, the program is also packed with local talents. Maya Lestari Gf, Azwar Sutan Malaka, Fariq Alfaruqi, Rio SY, Ramoun Apta, Karta Kusumah, and Mahatma Muhamad, will join the panels, also perform in cultural nights.

For up to date information on writers taking part, — umm some adjustments will likely occur in the final schedule — be sure to keep an eye on #PLB2014 social media timeline (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) as well as the official website, where up to date event information will be released.

So, here’s the complete schedule for this weekend’s festival. Enjoy it!

Day 1 – September 19, 2014

09:15 - 12:00General Lecture: Creative ProcessAyu UtamiRuang Seminar FIB Universitas Andalas
14:00 - 16:00Discussion: Poetry and WomenOlin Monteiro, Ni Made PurnamasariRumah Kopi Nunos (Jln. Mangunsarkoro
19:30 – 22:00Grand Opening: author readings, art/musical performancesFariq Alfaruqi, Kiki Sulistyo, Ramoun Apta, Mahatma Muhammad, BSTM, HMJ Seni Musik UNP, Nan Tumpah, Rumah Teduh, Serunai Laut, Teater LangkahJln Pancasila

Day 2 – September 20, 2014

09:30 – 22:00Art Exhibition-Bubble Palace
13:30 – 15:00Writers TalkAzwar Sutan Malaka, Maya Lestari GFBubble Palace
14:30 – 16:30Book DiscussionOkky MadasariBubble Palace
16:30 – 18:00Build a Network among Cultural CommunitiesAyu UtamiRumah Kopi Nunos (Jln. Mangunsarkoro)
16:30 – 18:00Film ScreeningBubble Palace
19:30 – 22:00Cultural Night: author readings, art/musical performancesHeru Joni Putra, Ni Made Purnamasari, Karta Kusumah, Neni Muhidin, Lapaloma (ISI Padang Panjang), Taman Bunga (ISI Padang Panjang), RJM (ISI Padang Panjang), HMJ Teater ISI Padang Panjang, Live Painting SAROMAN, Stand Up Comedy UKS, etc.Bubble Palace

Day 3 – September 21, 2014

07:00 – 10:00Literary Trail: Siti Nurbaya-Muaro Padang - Gunung Padang
11:30 – 13:00Discussion: Literary Community in IndonesiaKiki Sulistyo, Neni MuhidinRumah Kopi Nunos (Jln. Mangunsarkoro)
09:30 – 11:30Writers' Talkshow & DiscussionAan Mansyur, Hary B Kori’unRumah Kopi Nunos (Jln. Mangunsarkoro)
16:00 – 18:00Discussion on Indonesian LiteratureNirwan DewantoLadang Tari Nan Jombang (Balai baru)
19:30 – 22:00Cultural Night & Closing CeremonyRusli Marzuki Saria, Iyut Fitra, Aan Mansyur, Rio SyLadang Tari Nan Jombang (Balai baru)