Schedule For Makassar International Writers Festival


Thursday 20th June 2013

Binus University  

9am – 11am

Discussion : English as a medium of expression, intercultural and interfaith relations

3pm – 6pm  

Talkshow :  “Adaptation: From Novel to Film/TV Series”  & Film Screening

Friday 21st June 2013

University Of Indonesia

9am – 11am

Public lecture and Q&A with moderator

Theme: Images of Islam in today’s worlds; images and realities of women in Islam

3pm – 5pm

Talkshow : Identity Issues and Local Governance: Women’s Everyday Life in the City”


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

 State University of Islam, Makassar  

9.30 – 11.30 am

Panel Discussion: Host: Rose Tami

Multiple Countries, Multiples Identities with Josephine Chia and Qaisra Shahraz

 What does it mean to be a female writer, living in a foreign country, with endless questions in search of identities? Singaporean writer Josephine Chia and Pakistani writer Qaisra Shahraz will take us on a fascinating journey where gender, race, religious and belief, social and politics intersect!

 Saturday, 29 June 2013

Fort Rotterdam  -Host: MochtarPabottingi

13.30-16.30 PM

Democracy and Creativity Featuring Peter Zilahy and Qaisra Shahraz

 There have been many literary works written in the time of repressive regime, under the baton of an authoritarian leader, or during the struggle for democracy.

Hungarian writer/poet Peter Zilahy and Pakistani-born writer Qaisra Shahraz will share their experience and stories

on the special link between democracy and creativity.


Further Information about the Festival can be found here…

Makassar International Writers Festival