Indonesia Readers Festival 2014

Dear Indonesian readers,

Goodreads Indonesia, a community of avid readers in Indonesia, proudly presents its fifth annual event: the Indonesia Readers Festival 2014 #IRF2014. It is the biggest and the best event for Indonesian readers organised by fellow readers.

The Indonesia Readers Festival 2014 will be conducted on 6 to 7 December 2014 at the Indonesia National Museum, Central Jakarta from 9 am to 4 pm. The museum both strategic, enables participants to join the festival from all around Indonesia, and also interesting with its valuable collections.

This is the fifth readers festival with “Reading is Happiness” as a theme, highlighting how reading can bring joy and happiness during difficult times in our lives. Various activities in the festival represent the theme.

In the exhibition, the Westeros Indonesia, Serapium, The Mortal Instruments Indonesia, Cakrawala Gelinjang, Indonesian Book Blogger, Penggalau Buku among others will exhibit interesting book collections. Check the other collection exhibition participants herehttp://festivalpembacaindonesia.com/2014/11/30/pameran-koleksi-buku-festival-pembaca-indonesia-2014/

The festival also enable participants to meet authors and other book publishing figures in several talkshows and workshops. This year Lexie Xu (author of the Johan series), Teddy and Maesy (authors of The Dusty Sneakers), Faza Meonk (author of Si Juki Cari Kerja!), and Ariyo (a storyteller) will conduct several workshops from creative writings to storytelling. Further details regarding the workshops herehttp://festivalpembacaindonesia.com/2014/10/27/workshop-indonesia-readers-festival-2014/

Meanwhile in the talkshows Tere Liye (author of Hafalan Shalat Delisa) and Iwan Setyawan (author of 9 Summers 10 Autumns) will discuss “Writing to Inspire”, Ayu Utami (author of Saman) will discuss “Simple Miracles & Critical Spiritualism”, Djokolelono (author of Penjelajah Antariksa series), Yovita Siswati and Pradikha Bestari will discuss “The History in Kiddo Island”, and Rio Haminoto will discuss “Erswhile: National Museum Inspiration for the World”. WhilstJessica Huwae will launch her latest book, Javier.

For avid readers who are also movie-goers, do not miss the Reading Theatre that will screen several book adaptations the likes of The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (with @IndoHungerGames community) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

And parents! Please take your children with you as they can join various fun activities in the Children Corner. They can join storytelling, drawing, colouring, or playing with the volunteers.

For readers eager to challenge themselves, you can participate in the Goodreads Indonesia Amazing Race. The games will test your knowledge in reading and books with amazing prizes waiting for the winner.

As readers, sometimes we run out of space in our bookshelves and there are books that you would not like to add to your collections. Take the books to the festival and swap them with the books we have in the Bookswap/Bookwar tables. You can swap any books throughout the festival, however in Bookwar you have to fight with other participants. Just pay attention when the volunteers announced when the Bookwar will take place.

Certainly these are the activities that you would not miss this year. Details regarding the Indonesia Readers Festival can be found on our Facebook fanpage: Festival Pembaca Indonesia, on our Twitter account @bacaituseru @IRF2014 or here in this website.

See you at the Indonesia Readers Festival 2014!

Book regards,

Festival Director

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