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WIT Month

2018 — We created this dedicated page—a list of translated books by Indonesian women writers—, to celebrate August as Women in Translation Month. … [Read more...]


2018 — Festival Sastra Bengkulu started for the first time, with over 100 writers—including from neighboring countries, hosting events for three days until 15 July. The festival was held as a way to promote Bengkulu art and cultural tourism to support Visit Bengkulu 2020 program, and also to … [Read more...]

Ruang Perempuan dan Tulisan

2018 — With the financial assistance from Cipta Media Ekspresi, DEWI NOVIAMI—who happened to be also a program officer at Lontar Foundation—spearheaded a program titled Ruang Perempuan dan Tulisan (Women’s Space and Writings), which goal was to rekindle public interest in literary works by the … [Read more...]

Danarto Died

DANARTO passed away after road side accident in Ciputat, Tangerang. During his lifetime, Danarto was known as a writer of sufism. He wrote a number of phenomenal literary books, such as Godlob, Asmaraloka, Orang Jawa Naik Haji, and Adam Ma'rifat—which won the 1982 Literature Prize from the Jakarta … [Read more...]


On this day in 2015, IDWRITERS was officially introduced to the public in an event at Goethe-Institut Jakarta. This Literary Day was enlivened by the appearance of Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Adimas Immanuel, Rain Chudori, Dunia Manji, and The Bandaneira. … [Read more...]